Dump the Pump Day

The American Public Transportation Association has declared June 18 to be Dump the Pump Day. The group wants everybody to use their bikes, sneakers and public transportation to cut down on gas.

Folks at Bill Shrink.com have piggy-backed on that day to say that most everybody will be back in their cars on June 19, but they can still save gas. Their site has a free gas tool to show you where to find the cheapest stations along your commute. It’s a beta version and I couldn’t get it to work. It might just be my old computer.

It says you can save an average of $130 per year just by finding the cheapest gas stations, and it’ll send you updates on where they are.

It also gives some other tips on saving gas, like not driving as often, not driving so fast (each 5 mph. you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon), use cruise control, lighten up your car by getting rid of all the junk, and keep it tuned up.