Whether you're planning a summer road trip this year or simply driving to the local pool on weekends, chances are you'll feel the pinch of rising gas prices over the next few months. The national average price for regular unleaded gas is up to $3.65 a gallon as of last week, according to the AAA.
Arkansas currently has the lowest gas price in the nation, at $3.39 as of the end of May, while Hawaii has the most expensive at $4.35, according to GasBuddy.
"Highway robbery is still the scene at the pump for American drivers," Chris Faulkner, CEO of Texas-based Breitling Energy Co. and an energy expert, said in an email. "To keep your wallet and the planet green this summer, arm yourself with these little-known and truly effortless tricks guaranteed to save fuel."
We've all heard we should buy a hybrid car or change the way we drive to maximize fuel efficiency, but let's be realistic: Hybrid cars can be expensive and we're not all the smoothest drivers on the road.