Saving money at the pump as gas prices continue to climb

DEDHAM, Mass. — Gas prices are soaring with no signs of slowing down.

According to AAA, Massachusetts drivers are paying the highest average price per gallon ever.

As of Tuesday morning, the average price for a gallon of gas in Massachusetts was $4.24 – up from $4.16 the day before.

There are some ways to try to save money as prices continue to climb.

Join a Loyalty Program

Joining a store membership program is an easy way to save some money at the pump.

Warehouse gas stations like Costco and BJ’s are competitively priced, and sometimes include rates for nonmembers.

Many grocery stores and gas stations offer their own rewards programs too, and oftentimes they’re free to join.

Pay with Cash

Many gas stations offer discounts for paying with cash, sometimes up to 10 cents off per gallon.

Shop Around

Don’t stop at the first sign you see!

Search online for “cheapest gas near me” or check out popular phone apps like GasBuddy or Gas Guru to compare prices at gas stations in your area.

Drive Conservatively

Pay attention to how you’re driving.

Most cars’ peak fuel efficiency occurs between 50-60 miles per hour.

Avoid aggressive acceleration, hard braking, and speeding, all of which burn more fuel.

Care for Your Car

Maintain your vehicle to optimize fuel economy.

Make sure your tires are properly inflated and clean out your trunk – now is not the time to be driving around with extra weight.

More Tips

AAA shares more tips and tricks on how to save money on gas here.

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