GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – As gas prices threaten to hit an all-time high, AAA shares tips on how you can save money at the pump.
In one week, gas prices in South Carolina rose 41 cents. Monday’s average was $3.88 and the national average was $4.06/gallon.
“Unfortunately, this is not the end of seeing gas station prices go up,” said Tiffany Wright, a spokeswoman for AAA, The Auto Club Group in the Carolinas. “Motorists could continue to see record prices at the pump due to high oil prices that are rising due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Sanctions and regulations against Russia have limited its ability to sell its oil on the global market, intensifying global supply concerns in what was already a tight market due to the pandemic.
AAA shared the following tips for saving fuel:
- keep your vehicle to optimize fuel economy.
- combine errands to limit driving time.
- Shopping around to get the best gas prices in your community.
- Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge customers paying by credit card extra per gallon.
- Eliminate excess weight in your vehicle.
- drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel consumption.
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