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How Ontarians can save money on gas in 2022

How Ontarians can save money on gas in 2022

Gas prices are increasing in Ontario and throughout the world, putting pressure on drivers. Not long ago, you could just get into your car and go for a drive to "clear your head," but it seems like those days are over.

If you live in Ontario or anywhere else in Canada and are looking for ways to save money on gas, these tips from our Ohsweken car loans team will help.

Buy gas in the morning before temperatures rise

Even though your car burns fumes, you are charged by the amount of liquid you buy. However, cooler temperatures make the fuel more compact, so if you buy it at a time when the temperature is below 15 degrees Celsius, you may have a small advantage.

Some newer tanks automatically adjust for this temperature difference, but most don't, so this could be an advantage for you.

Buy the highest grade of gasoline possible

This might seem to go against common sense but give us the benefit of the doubt. Up to 15% of regular unleaded gasoline is made up of ethanol.

This is a rule that the federal government has set up to protect the environment.

While you are getting the same amount of liquid volume, you are receiving less energy, so you have to stop to buy gas more often.

With premium gasoline, you pay a few cents more per litre, but you get 100 percent pure gasoline without any additives that reduce the energy you buy.

You save money in the long run by spending a few cents more upfront.

Change your car to a hybrid or an EV

One of the best ways to save money on gas is to switch to an electric vehicle (EV) or a hybrid. With a hybrid, you use a lot less gas every day. With an electric vehicle (EV), you never have to buy gas again, so it might be the best choice.

Make sure your car is running well

Even if you use premium gas in your current car, it might not get good gas mileage because of maintenance problems.

When did you last change the tires or the spark plugs? Some of the reasons why a car doesn't run as well as it should are old spark plugs and tires that aren't properly inflated.

Reasons to transition away from gas-powered to electric cars as soon as possible

Besides the money, you can save on gas, which can be a lot. Another very important reason to switch is that you might be able to get a better trade-in price for your current car.

Used car prices are pretty high, so if you traded in your current car, the dealership would give you the most money possible, which you could use to buy a new EV.

This is a win-win situation, but you need to contact the dealership. Even if you have bad credit, the dealership can get you approved for a car loan, so what are you waiting for?

When you’re ready for a car lease or loan, get in touch with the Ohsweken auto loan experts at Northway Ford for great deals on auto finance.

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