How You Can Make Every Gallon Of Gas Count

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

They've gone well above three dollars a gallon in much of eastern Kentucky and of course we're talking about gas prices.

They spiked again this week and chances are you're paying more.

“WYMT found gas prices still as low as 2.84 in one spot in eastern Kentucky and that was at the Spur Oil Station… you may know it as the big chicken in Barbourville.

We also found prices as high as 3.19 here at the Middlesboro Kroger.

Experts say it pays to shop around, but no matter where you go you're going to pay about 3 dollars a gallon.

So if you're stuck paying it they say you might as well get the most out of that tank of gas.

“A man has to go without something to eat to fill his car up to back and forth to work,” Edward Daniels said.

Gas is getting more expensive so experts say every little bit you can conserve helps.

They say you can start by watching the way you drive.

“If you accelerate quickly and decelerate quickly you're just wasting fuel,” Jan-Michael Lambdin said.

AAA officials suggest if you stick to speed limits you'll get the most out of your gas.

They also say plan your trips and try to consolidate your errands into one trip and even try to carpool if you can.

But while you still have the car there are things you can do to it to conserve gas.

Mechanics say number one keep tires inflated because low tires make your car work harder and consume more gas.

They also say with every oil change to get your air filter checked.

“If you're getting less air to the engine same fuel, but less power so you're wasting fuel there too,” Jan-Michael Lambdin said.

It might sound like common sense, but Triple A urges motorists to shop around.

One thing they told WYMT was that many people like to stick with a certain brand.

They say don't worry about that because your buying pretty much the same fuel everywhere you go so simply shop around and try to get the lowest price you can find.

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  • by john harris Location: salyersville ky on May 20, 2007 at 10:26 AM
    i think we are victims of our own greedy goverment brain washing tech they raise gas then drop it a little when we think gas at 2.50 a gallon is cheap they won the battle.
  • by joe again Location: monticello on May 19, 2007 at 01:16 PM
    don't drive like my wife
  • by joe Location: monticello on May 19, 2007 at 06:28 AM
    in the 1970's speed limits were changed to 55 because it was determined to be the best speed for conservation of fuel. now that there is plenty of fuel, just raise the cost per gal.i offer a droll ha, ha. A soft foot on the accaeerator WILL save!
  • by Perry Co. Location: Perry Co. on May 18, 2007 at 08:33 PM
    This has gotten just about beyond the reach of comperhension to me how in the world does the goverment expect people who live on fixed income to deal with much more when it costs anywhere from $10.00 - $50.00 a trip especially when you have a special needs child that has to travel from hospital to hospital or the elderly who has to travel from hospital to hospital for medical treatment and have no other means but by private car the goverment needs to step in and do something I know that everything from food to clothes to cloth your family is becoming outragious this has to stop somewhere and our goverment needs to stand up and say enough is enough not everyone in this world works at a $15.00-$20.00 per hour job even with that kind of pay you would have it tough if you have a family of 5 or 6 or children who would like to play sports and you have to say sorry gas is to high for you to do anything extra we cant afford extra gas along with food so instead of not feeding you you will just have to quite playing ball for your school or church or going to the park to play for awhile so someone needs to help us to be able to tell our children yes its ok to do sports we can afford it because extra cricuar activity has been proven to lower idle time for drug use, adolecent pregency and much more because you have the money to keep your child doing something constructive with his or her time other than sitting on the side line


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