Can you save by driving around to look for cheaper gas?

Can you save by driving around to look for cheaper gas?
Soaring prices are driving people to actively search for cheaper gasoline. How far would you go to save a few cents per gallon?

A recent survey by the National Association of Convenience Stores shows most people would drive 5 minutes to save 5 cents a gallon. More than a third would drive 10 minutes to save 10 cents a gallon.

But is that drive really saving you money or are you spending more in gas to get there?

"Driving around aimlessly is a complete waste of time and money," says Greg Laskoski of GasBuddy.com. His advice: find the cheapest gas you can along your daily commute.

Gas Buddy has a fuel calculator that tells you if that extra drive for cheaper gas saves money or not.

By punching in the numbers, I found that driving 10 miles to save 10 cents a gallon ($3.79 instead of $3.89) would cost me 45 cents more for that fill-up. Driving a mile to save 2 cents a gallon would only save me 11 cents. That’s hardly worth it.

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