Reved Up Gas Prices

Real Estate Agent with The Creig Nothrop Team of Long & Foster

With gas at its highest prices in two years, you may find yourself less excited to head on a road trip, let alone leave your house for even just a few errands!

Here are some tips to help you spend less money at the pump:  

  • Find out who has the cheapest price of gas by checking out websites like or
  • Using cruise control while highway driving will help you keep a consistent speed and conserve gas.
  • Be mindful of the speed limit. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is equivalent to paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas.
  • Not only is carpooling an obvious way to conserve gas-but in many cities those vehicles with more than one passenger have access to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes which are less busy. Also, consider telecommuting if your employer will allow.
  • Consider using public transportation.

The Federal Trade Commission suggests removing unnecessary heavy, bulky items from your trunk-and also encourages you to avoid packing heavy items on top of your car.

This article was brought to you curtesy of Scott Haney
                                                          1st Mariner Mortgage


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Comments (4)

Paul Stokes & Dean Rooke | Solana Beach, Del Mar & Cardiff Real Estate
Harcourts JADE Properties - Solana Beach, CA

Good reminder tips Joyce. And don't forget making sure you car has clean filters, don't use the A/C if you don't really need to, and always drive down hill :)

Apr 15, 2011 09:05 AM
Joyce Gebhart
The Creig Nothrop Team of Long & Foster - Severna Park, MD

Down Hill!!! That"s a good one!

Apr 15, 2011 09:10 AM
Dennis Duvernay Broker/Owner
Hillview Realty - Northbridge, MA

Nice tips Joyce...and don't forget the electric car....if we could afford one...LOL

Apr 15, 2011 09:17 AM
Joyce Gebhart
The Creig Nothrop Team of Long & Foster - Severna Park, MD

So far the electric cars are so small, i don't think I would feel safe in one on the highways! 


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