Gas-Saving Tips That Actually Work

When fuel prices rise, all kinds of gas-saving schemes get floated. We separate the serious from the silly for you.

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Summer is approaching, which means everyone's thinking about those sweet summer drives — and the not-so-sweet gas pump bills that fuel them. 

Drivers have taken a hit in recent years with rough gas prices, but this year may be a bit of a respite. As of mid-April 2024, gas prices nationally are the same as they were a year ago, with an average of $3.67, according to AAA. That's down significantly from a peak in 2022, when prices went above $5.

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David Muhlbaum
Former Senior Online Editor

In his former role as Senior Online Editor, David edited and wrote a wide range of content for With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, David worked on numerous Kiplinger publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He co-hosted  Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.

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