2. Driving far away to save on gas
It seems that every so often we hear about how gas prices are rising. In our commuter culture, who wouldn’t want to save on gas? But if you’re driving out of the way to save a few bucks on gas, well, you’ve got to calculate if it’s worth it.
First, figure out how many miles your vehicle gets per gallon. Then find out how far away the gas station is and the price of gas. Calculate how far you’d have to drive and how much it would cost to get there to fill your tank.
Would it be cheaper to go to a closer station with more expensive gas? If you’re confused, websites like Gas Buddy might help you figure out if driving further away for gas is worth it.
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