April 22, 2011

Dealing with the High Cost of Gasoline

Being as I live in a small community, I find that the way to save on gasoline is to give up driving and walk or ride a bike (as the weather gets warmer).  Until then I fill my car up to a smidge above 1/4 of a tank.  Lately this has cost around $13.00.  Then I do my best to make that 1/4 tank last as long as I can.  If you have a 1/4 tank of gas in your car, you begin to re-think your driving routes and how much you actually need to drive.

My husband had to fill up his truck today. He has a Ford Ranger.  It cost close to $60 to fill it up and we live where gas isn't as high as other areas of the country.  We have had a considerable amount of expenses over the last 6 weeks and now with gasoline creeping up higher and higher, it is getting a little bit scarey. 

I don't throw in the towel and give up.  Instead I "soldier" on, reading the Tightwad Gazette books and looking at several blogs that I follow for any tips that will save me additional money to counter what we are now paying for gasoline.

1 comment:

sara said...

We have a mini van, and it cost almost $65 to fill it yesterday-ouch! I have to drive my kids back and forth to school till the beginning of June, but after that's done I'm staying very close to home!