When it comes to taking a vacation or road trip, you want most of the money to go towards your fun, food, and entertainment. Right now, gas prices are pretty high and can put a damper on any trip you may be planning. Here are five tips from the team at Value Van and Car Rental to help you save money.
1. Get the Appropriate Rental Car
When traveling, we all want the most comfortable and spacious vehicle available. And while sometimes it’s nice to splurge on luxury, if you really want to save on gas, you should get the smallest, most efficient vehicle you can have just enough room in. Larger vehicles will consume more gas.
2. Pay with Cash
It may be a little more inconvenient than paying at the pump, but many gas stations will offer a slight discount if you pay with cash. When it’s time to fill up, look at the pricing board for a “cash price” which can sometimes be up to 10 cents cheaper per gallon.
3. Become a Loyalty Member
If you’re familiar with the area that you’re in, or you’ve planned out your trip and know there will be a station or store that you frequent along the way, you could become a loyalty member. Stores like Costco and Sam’s Club offer discounted fuel for their members. There are also larger gas station chains that have loyalty programs available.
4. Download Gas Price Apps
You won’t want to drive around too much looking for cheaper gas as that defeats the purpose. These days, there are several gas price apps that you can download to your phone. These apps will track gas prices in your nearby area, taking the guesswork out of finding a place to fill your tank for the lowest cost.
5. Drive Efficiently
Last, but not least, drive efficiently. While it’s a struggle for some, driving the speed limit is one of the best ways to conserve fuel. Fuel usage is most efficient between 55 and 65 miles per hour.
Value Van and Car Rental has multiple locations in New Jersey for your convenience. We offer car rentals, van rentals, SUV rentals, and moving truck rentals. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 to book a reservation.