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Gas Prices Soar.

Written on September 1, 2005 by Kevin.

What can be done when the gas prices soar? Families still need to get out and do daily tasks but this has increasingly become a strain on many of our pockets. Here in Arizona, we are paying already over $3.00 at some stations, just for unleaded gasoline. The hurricane certainly wont help that either. So what can be done to help alleviate the issue? Here are some common sense ideas that many people may overlook:
  • Going out of your way to save money on gas is a good idea, going across town is not.
  • Gas stations here sometimes charge a processing fee for credit/debit cards, add this into the total amount your going to spend and compare it to the station down the road.
  • More so than ever, try to avoid slow traffic as that will drain your tank quickly.
  • Perform a tune-up on your car so its running the best that it can. Deflated tires will also assist in draining your tank.
  • If you have a child, use the gas prices as a learning experience. Take your child on the bus and let them see the world from a different view.
  • If you have any tips of your own, leave a comment for others to see.

    Comments

    Buy a baby seat and a saddle bag for your bicycle.No bicycle? Buy a bicycle. Get as excited about your bike shopping as you did when you shopped for the perfect stroller.

    Written by Thingamadad on Sep 1, 2005

    Walk more. Gas prices in Italy are 5 Euros a gallon about 6 dollars a gallon. We have a moped for in the city and that helps a ton.

    Written by Gia-Gina on Sep 1, 2005

    Start writing to auto companies and your congress person to put their R&D towards gas-alternative vehicles.

    Written by Mona on Sep 1, 2005

    Nice thought Mona, but the only message politicians and corporations understand is money. Vote with your wallet. There are many alternatives to gasoline. Choose them and let everyone else follow. Shop and buy from the corporation that best represent your interests. In other words, look into which candidates corporations donate to and then support those corporations. Forget letter writing. Politicians listen to men in suits, not mom and pop. Money. Money. Money. That's what moves this particular democracy.

    Written by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2005

    There are many alternatives that have been developed or are in the process of developing. These would likely be great alternatives to gasoline however they commonly take years to get mainstream enough to make a dent in the ultimate issue.

    Written by The Dad to Be on Sep 1, 2005

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