Here's A Few Ways To Save Money On Your Gas In Washington State

With gas prices on the rise, many drivers in Washington State are feeling the pinch at the pump. 

What Is The Average Cost Of A Gallon Of Gas In Washington State?

The average cost per gallon in WA has jumped to $4.52 as of my writing of this article.

Our national average cost is $3.56 according to AAA gas prices daily and weekly ticker.

I'm frustrated by the gas prices here in the Tri-Cities, just like you but fear not, there are plenty of ways to save on gas and keep more money in your pocket.

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Here are some quick tips and tricks for cutting down on your fuel costs and making your dollar stretch further:

Drive Efficiently: One of the best ways to save on gas is by driving more efficiently. This means avoiding sudden accelerations and decelerations, maintaining a steady speed, and avoiding excessive idling. By driving smoothly and conservatively, you can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 20%.

Keep Your Car Well-Maintained: Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your car is running at its most efficient. Be sure to keep up with oil changes, tire rotations, and other routine maintenance tasks. A well-maintained vehicle will not only save you money on gas but also prevent costly repairs down the road.

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Use Apps to Find the Best Gas Prices: With so many apps available today, it's easier than ever to find the best gas prices in your area. Apps like GasBuddy allow you to compare prices at different stations and find the cheapest option near you. By planning ahead and filling up at the most affordable station, you can save big on gas over time.

Consider Carpooling or Public Transportation: If possible, consider carpooling with coworkers or taking public transportation to work. Not only will this help reduce your fuel costs, but it will also lower your carbon footprint and reduce traffic congestion.

Combine Errands: Another simple way to save on gas is by combining errands into one trip whenever possible. By planning out your route ahead of time and grouping together stops that are close by, you can cut down on unnecessary driving and save money on fuel.

As summer is around the corner, you know Washington State gas prices could go even higher. A few of these tips could go a long way to save you some money.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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