There are many ways to save money on gas and avoid lining up at the gas station more often than you have to. In fact, just by making sure your vehicle is properly maintained, you can cut up to 10% of your fuel cost. Low tires, dirty oil, clogged air filters and poorly tuned engines all increase your gas consumption. Secondly, by using a block heater on cold winter days, you can save as much as 10 – 20% on fuel costs! Also when you are on the road, have a plan to go everywhere you need to in one trip, while remembering not to idle. Further, never underestimate the benefits of carpooling! You could potentially save $400 – $700 a year. Lastly, you can always purchase vehicles that aren’t gas-powered, or run on a low amount of gas. A hybrid car specializes in saving fuel consumption, and for short trips to the grocery store, a scooter or bicycle may be a good investment for you while saving on fuel.