Pump it Up

Reblogger Janet McCarthy
Real Estate Agent with San Diego Homes Guide CalBre#01428791

Gas prices in San Diego are over $4 a gallon and the cost of fillng a tank has doubled in the last year. 
Very few people are able to avoid driving and mass transit is slow, inconvenient and uncomfortable.  In San Diego we like our cars and we like to drive.  It's part of our lifestyle an rising gas prices literally chramps our style.

San Diego gas prices will continue to go up and all we can do is get smarter about how we drive and buy gas at the stations that offer the lowest prices.

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Original content by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528

Pump it Up - How to Save at the Gas Pump

Gas prices have been steadily rising.  With them hovering near the $4 mark, we're all finding ourselves less likely to just get into 5.00 for regular coming soonthe car and "GO".    The prices can vary as much as 50 cents a gallon from one station to the next within each neighborhood. 

Here are a couple of websites where you can check out the gas prices in your neighborhood stations to see where you can get the most bang for your buck -  GasBuddy.com or GasPriceWatch.com 

Saving money at the pump by finding out who has the cheapest prices is only one way to cut down on the cost of gas.  Here are some other tips to help cut your gas bills:

  • While highway driving, use your cruise control;  maintaining a consistent speed cuts down and conserves gas.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy, each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is equivalent to paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas.  It pays to watch your speed!
  • Carpool and take advantage of the HOV lanes.  Besides conserving by sharing, you'll have less stop and go traffic in the less busy HOV lanes.  Better yet, consider telecommuting if your job allows for it.
  • Lighten up.  The stuff in your trunk adds weight to the car and adds to the amount of energy and $$$ needed to transport it   Get into the habit of removing any unnecessary heavy items from your trunk.
  • And the most obvious, consider using public transportation if available.

If we all do our part, we'd not only save money at the pump but as an added bonus we'd be contributing to the greening of our environment.  Go for it!!

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post.I missed it the first time.

May 02, 2011 05:56 AM #1
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Thanks for the info.  Out here in SW Missouri the gas stations are far enough apart that you can't really save money if you have to drive out of the way to get to it.  But if you are going by anyway always get the cheapest you can. Have a great day! If you have any sun shine to spare we could use a couple of days of it! ;)

May 02, 2011 06:00 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading your post and I am sure others will as well.

May 02, 2011 06:06 AM #3
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Thanks for re-posting, I did not see it the first go around either.  Prices in my area are in the $3.78 or so area per gallon.  My car gets around 26-28 mpg just around town and 32-33 on the freeway.  I have a 2006 Chevrolet Impaula and love it.  Our freeway mps is 55 in some places around towns and 65 on the open freeway.  In this area you had better go the speed limit so as to not hold up traffic.  You can get a ticket for going too slow as well as too fast.  I am just saying.....

May 02, 2011 06:35 AM #4
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Janet, thanks for the reblog.  It looks like rising gas prices will eventually cramp the style of many of us.

May 02, 2011 05:36 PM #5
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Just today, I passed a station that had gas for 15 cents less per gallon than its neighboring station. You can bet that I pulled right in.

May 12, 2011 04:07 PM #6
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Janet, I missed this before and it is important to all of us.  One thing to add is that most real estate agents have to drive for business.  I is not just a lifestyle choice.

May 12, 2011 04:18 PM #7
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