When will it end? The nationwide average for regular gasoline is now $3.75 a gallon, up 4 cents a gallon from a week ago, according to AAA. That’s 36 cents more per gallon than a month ago.
Soaring prices are driving people to actively search for cheaper gasoline. How far would you go to save a few cents per gallon?
Hundreds of drivers across the country were asked that question as part of a survey done for the National Association of Convenience Stores released a few weeks ago.
• 68 percent would make a left-hand turn across a busy street to save five cents per gallon
• 68 percent would drive 5 minutes out of their way to save 5 cents per gallon
• 36 percent would drive 10 minutes out of their way to save 10 cents a gallon
Of course, if you drive too far out of you way, you’ll waste time and spend more on gas to get there than you’ll save.
“Driving around aimlessly doesn’t make a lot of sense,” said Jason Toews, co-founder of GasBuddy.com. “We always tell people to work it into their daily commute. Most of the time you can find cheaper gas somewhere along your route.”
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