Car Care, the Frugal Way

Cash conscious ways to fill and fix your car!

It can be hard to save money when caring for your car, but there are deals out there if you know where to look.

Gasoline Deals

While gas prices are rising, there continue to be places to find good gas deals. Patch and Gasbuddy post deals on the day’s best gas price. Gasbuddy also has a mobile app for those looking for deals on the go. When you use Walmart’s gas credit card you usually save 3 cents per gallon and, up until Sept. 30, they are offering TEN cents off per gallon!  is still running the purchase $30 of certain items and get a $10 gas card.

Car Service Deals

Pep Boys

If you sign up for Pep Boys’ e-newsletter, they will send you lots of coupons. The most recent coupon is really incredible: a free brake inspection, tire pressure check, tire rotation, battery check and multi-point inspection. Who says you can’t get something for nothing?

You can print a $5 off coupon for a signature service oil change right now on Jiffy Lube’s website and you can also sign up for future deals. In addition, changing your oil can increase your gas mileage — another money saver!

De Re is another great place that will give you a very good price on your car service and their service is excellent. In addition, they have coupons on their site for all kinds of services.

A last piece of frugal advice: remember to inflate your tires. Fueleconomy.gov says that it increases your gas mileage up to 3.3 percent. That may not sound like a lot, but it can be approximately 11 cents per gallon!

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