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Tips for saving on gas this summer

June 27, 2018 / US

’Tis the season for weddings, family vacations, BBQs, and tourists. Unfortunately, it’s also when we typically see gas prices spike.

We understand that gas is a big expense for drivers. That’s why we introduced the Uber Visa Debit Card with guaranteed Cash Back on every tank when you use your PIN at the pump. You’ll earn 3% Cash Back at Exxon and Mobil locations and 1.5% Cash Back at all other gas stations.

If you’re not already saving with the Uber Visa Debit Card, you can sign up here. Spoiler: signing up can get you saving on more than just gas!

Here are more gas-saving tips for the summer:

  • Improve your car’s fuel efficiency: regular tune-ups and small repairs can improve gas mileage by an average of 4%. Pro tip: you can save on select tune-ups at Jiffy Lube and Advanced Auto Parts with your Uber Visa Debit Card.
  • Take it easy on the road: speeding, rapid acceleration, and aggressive braking can lower your gas mileage by roughly 15%-30% at top speeds and 10%-40% in traffic.
  • Coast to a stop: try to anticipate upcoming stops or slowdowns and coast by taking your foot off the gas rather than braking. The less you brake, the more fuel-efficient you’ll be.
  • Use a/c at higher speeds: the wind blowing in your hair can feel great on a summer day, but this simple pleasure can eat up your gas if you’re going over 60mph.

We hope these tips can help you save on gas this summer, so that you can focus on enjoying the season to its fullest.