Fill'er Up With Weird: Our Readers' Surprising Gas Saving Tips

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It's Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer -- a season of picnics, road trips, amusement parks, and higher gas prices as half the country takes to the road to soak up the sunshine. And, with the price of a gallon of regular well north of $3 again, it should be no surprise that the Internet is full of helpful hints for cutting down your fuel expenditures. But if you've gotten tired of hearing about carpooling or the gas buddy, maybe you're ready for some advice that's a little more ... extreme.

For years, DailyFinance has been asking its readers for their best gas saving advice. And, while we've heard our share of the usual suggestions to ride a bike or take public transit, many readers have offered ideas that are a little more exciting. With that in mind, we've compiled some of the best out-of-the-box suggestions for cutting down on your gas expenses.

If you've got a great, weird idea that isn't on this list, put it in the comments section, or send it my way!


Bruce Watson is DailyFinance's Savings editor. You can reach him by e-mail at, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.