Nationwide, gas prices have been dropping as we get close to Labor Day. The map above, courtesy of Mapquest, can help you find the cheapest one near your home, or along whatever route you're driving this weekend.
If you're heading west, go ahead and get gas in Leesburg. There are several options in the $3.54 to $3.55 range. But those heading east may want to hit Sterling, where the Sunoco on Pidgeon Hill Drive has gas for $3.474 and the 7-Eleven on Davenport has it for $3.417.
And, in addition to scouting our cheap gas options, you might be able to control how much gas your car burns. AAA offered these tips:
- Properly inflate your tires
- Avoid flooring the accelerator and slamming on the brakes
- Drive the speed limit
- Keep up-to-date on routine vehicle maintenance