Tips On How To Save Money On Gas In Montana

There is nothing more frustrating than needing to fill up your vehicle's gas tank only to see that the cost of gas has gone up once again.

Thankfully, there are a few ways that you can reduce the damage that high gas prices do to your bank account.

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What Is The Average Cost Of A Gallon Of Gas In Montana?

As of the publication of this article, the average cost for a gallon of gas in Montana is $3.53 for regular and $4.19 for premium.

Meanwhile, diesel is currently $4.02 per gallon.

The silver lining to this is that our prices are right in line with the national average and also far less than the recorded high of $4.97 in 2022, according to AAA.

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Follow These Tips To Save Money On Gas In Montana

Drive Efficiently: Sudden acceleration and deceleration can ruin your miles per gallon, so by driving with a consistent speed and reducing idle time, you can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 20%.

Regular Maintenance on Your Vehicle: Oil changes and tire rotation are just a couple ways to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, which will also help you save not only on gas but on costly repairs in general.

Gas Price Apps: These days, there truly is an app for everything, and gas apps have been around for a while. Take a moment to check the app, then plan accordingly to help reduce how much you pay at the pump.

Car Pooling or Public Transportation: Traveling with neighbors or co-workers can help reduce your monthly gas bills. So too can taking the bus. Another way to save money and get some exercise is by biking or walking.

Make Fewer Trips: Before heading out to run errands, make a plan of action. Know where you're going, and minimize the amount of time you spend driving by making fewer trips. By running all errands at once instead of multiple trips, you'll cut down on your gas usage.

Prices are going to continue to go up with summer on the horizon, but with these tips, your bank account won't take such a hit each time you fill up.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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