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Fuel Report: Gas Prices Are Up, So Tap These Tips to Save

The average cost for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.41 on Monday morning, according to the AAA.

Metro Detroit motorists are seeing a slight increase in the price of gas this week, so here are a few tips to help make the most of your money after you fuel up.

Gasbuddy.com, a price forecasting agency and data provider, offers some advice on how drivers can save on their fuel costs in its post "GasBuddy.com Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips," including the following:

  • Avoid high speeds.
  • Don't accelerate or brake hard.
  • Keep tires properly inflated.
  • Use air conditioning sparingly (not a problem during winter in Michigan!).
  • Keep windows closed (ditto!).
  • Service vehicle regularly.
  • Use cruise control.
  • Avoid heavy loads.
  • Avoid long idles.
  • Buy a fuel-efficient vehicle.

According to the AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.41 on Monday morning, up from $3.38 a week ago and $3.13 one year ago.

Here are some of Monday's prices for a gallon of regular gas at a few nearby stations, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder:

  • Clark (1880 Crooks): $3.26
  • Speedway (1720 Rochester Road): $3.26
  • (1708 Crooks): $3.26
  • (1620 E. 12 Mile Road) $3.26
  • (3310 N. Main) $3.26

For more information on gas prices and traffic in the Royal Oak area, visit our Traffic & Gas tab.

Where have you seen the cheapest gas around town? Leave a comment!

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