Gas Prices Continue to Rise in Milwaukee

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Gas prices in Milwaukee have continued their ascent with most stations clocking in at $3.49 to $3.59 a gallon.  Unfortunately, some industry experts speculate that prices will continue to rise, especially due to fear of supply constraints in the Middle East. 

We recently asked our facebook fans if the increase in gas prices has led them to alter their behavior.  Some of the comments we received included:

“The minivan is staying home more, and the Honda Civic is being used for our family of 5 outings.”

“Guess I’ll have to find other ways to cut costs. More coupons…”

“I’m seriously planning more errands on the same routes now.  Might mean one or two harried days a week, but cheaper than having bigger gas fill ups!”

“I don’t get my car washed as often.”

“No real change so far.  Heading for St Paul this weekend and I’m really glad that I drive a Prius!”

Have you changed your driving or purchasing habits?

If not, here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you keep more cash in your wallet:

  • Keep your car in tip-top shape.  Maintain air filters, spark plugs, and fluid levels for optimum performance.
  • Maintain proper tire pressure.  Tire pressure is essential for good fuel economy.  A pencil style tire pressure gauge can fit in your glove compartment and makes it easy to quickly inspect your tire pressure. 
  • Plan ahead.  Like our reader commented above, plan your errands in advance in order to minimize the number of trips that you need to take with your vehicle.  Also, with all the construction going on on I-94 and in other areas, planning the optimal route could save you time and money by avoiding time in traffic.
  • Use technology.  Check out GasBuddy.com or GasPriceWatch.com to comparison shop for the best prices.  A recent check of GasBuddy.com revealed gas stations that were located within 1/10 of a mile of each other yet prices varied by ten cents a gallon.  GasBuddy.com also has a handy app available for iPhone or Andriod phones.

What are some other ways that Milwaukee consumers can save money on gas?  Feel free to leave a comment here.

Avoid Pain at the Pump

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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According to GasBuddy.com, gas prices in the Milwaukee metro area have climbed from an average of $2.80 per gallon to about $3.07 per gallon over the last three months. To save money on gas, it pays to check the current Milwaukee gas prices for stations in your part of town. For example, today the highest gas prices were recorded at $3.19 in New Berlin, and the lowest gas prices were at $2.97 at a gas station in Greenfield. On a sixteen gallon fillup, that is a difference of $3.52! The Milwaukee Gas Prices website relies on local consumers to report gas prices, and also rewards members with points that can be used to participate in raffles to earn prizes.  The website also features a list of ten useful fuel saving tips that you can implement to save yourself money.

How to Save Money at the Pump

January 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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According to GasBuddy.com, gas prices in the Milwaukee metro area have climbed from an average of $2.53 per gallon to about $2.75 per gallon over the last month.  To save money on gas, it pays to check the current Milwaukee gas prices for stations in your part of town.  For example, today the highest gas prices were recorded at $2.85 per gallon at a Shell station in New Berlin, and the lowest gas prices were at $2.63 in Cudahy.  On a sixteen gallon fillup, that is a difference of $3.52!  The Milwaukee Gas Prices website relies on local consumers to report gas prices, and also rewards members with points that can be used to participate in raffles to earn prizes.

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