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June 27, 2011

Make Summer Gas Prices Affordable

Keep Summer Gas Prices Affordable

Summer brings sunny visions of vacations, bathing suits and warm weather, but it’s also prime time for high gas prices. However, with a little creativity, gas prices this summer don’t have to be a boiling point for you. Learn more about the rise in summer gas prices and how to save gas and money this summer.

Save money at the pump this summer

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, gas prices typically rise during the summer driving season, which is defined as April 1 to September 30. Try some of these easy tips to keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your wallet:

• Combine errands – Instead of making multiple stops throughout the week, run all your errands one night after work or on the weekend. Also, try shopping at one store where you can pick up a majority of needed items.

Drive slower – We’re all in a rush to get somewhere, but driving just a few miles per hour slower can save a significant amount of gas. Take your time and drive the speed limit for added savings.

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