Travel Tips

Easter is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.  Gas prices here in Phoenix are getting close to the $4 per gallon mark so finding ways to save is important to everyone.  Here are 3 quick tips for saving money at the pump when traveling.

1.  Pack only what you need.  The lighter your vehicle is the less gas it will use.  So if you still have that unused bag of cement in your trunk that you have been meaning to return to Lowe’s, then do that before you leave.

2.  Use Technology to your advantage.  Today, most people have a smartphone of some sort that they carry.  Try planning your fill ups using a webside such as gasbuddy.com.  If you are traveling out of state or down the street, it will give you prices of gas stations in almost any area.  In a current search of 85021, prices range from 3.75 to 3.89 per gallon.

3.  Make sure your car is maintained.  Stop by your local shop and have them check your fluids and air pressures.  This can  not only save you money at the pump it can keep you from having to spend easter on the side of the highway waiting on a tow truck.  Improperly inflated tires are the number 1 cause of blowouts and no one wants to change a tire on the side of the highway.  We will top off your fluids and adjust your air pressure in your tires for no charge and can do this without an appointment while you wait.