The average price of a gallon of gas in Idaho on Thursday was $3.18. It is the most prices have been since 2014, according to AAA.

While it might be a while before prices at the pump go back down, there are several thing drivers can do so they don’t have to fill up so frequently.

AAA offers the following tips:

  • Slow down. The faster you drive the more fuel you use.
  • Share work or school rides by carpooling.
  • Do not use your trunk for storage. The heavier your car, the more fuel it uses.
  • Work from home, if possible

Want to get better gas mileage? Tryout these suggestions:

  • Anticipate your stops. (When approaching a red light, for instance, let your foot off the gas as early as possible.
  • What might be a surprise, AAA suggest you use your vehice's  air conditioning because it creates less drag on the engine than driving with the windows open.
  • Maintain recommended tire pressure, as low pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tires.
  • Keep those air filter clean. Clogged filters can reduce fuel economy and increase exhaust emissions.

Visit this AAA page to see more ways to save money at the pump.

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