These are some of the better tips I've read that have the greatest potential for actually saving you some money at the gas pump.

Illinois ranks in the top 10 for most expensive states for gas

That doesn't surprise me on bit, everything is more expensive in Illinois, why would gas be any different.

People have shared memes that say if gas prices are too high, you should start riding a horse. Well, gas might be more expensive right now, but it's still cheaper than buying a horse.

If you can't carpool, bus, walk or bike to work, the only way to keep from going broke buying gas is to learn how to fly.

Kidding aside, are there any really good and useful ways to save at the pump?

Gas-Saving tips that actually work

With the price of a gallon of gas way over $4 per gallon, here are a few tips I found that can actually bring you a little relief at the gas pump.

Buh-bye roof rack to save money on gas

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Aerodynamics are important to a vehicle's efficiency so take off the bike rack.

Shut your car off to save money on gas

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As annoying as you may find that auto-off feature on cars, it is a money-saver. An idling car is wasting fuel after around 10 seconds. Do't disable that feature if your car has it.

Make sure your tire pressure is correct to save money on gas

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Don't rely on that tire warning light to tell you when to check tire pressure. they often don't alert you until the pressure is off by 25% and by then, you've been losing money. Then there's that part where under-inflated tires wear out faster and unevenly. Buying new tires sooner than you have to isn't something you want to do.

Slow your a** down to save money on gas

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Want to use less fuel, drive slower. The experts at the gas economy thing will tell you that braking frequently because you're always flying without anticipating what's ahead wastes gas. You've got to get down with coasting on the way to that red light.

Open your trunk and clear it out to save money on gas

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If it doesn't need to be there, take it out. Weight in the back of the car does the same thing to me. More weight in the back make me less efficient, also.

It probably wouldn't be a bad time to get a membership at Costco or Sam's Club. It won't take very long for the cost of the membership to pay for it self in gas savings.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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