While thankfully gas prices are down from last summer, the current $3.71 national average is still painful. And we are all looking for ways to save at the pump. One pro tip: The day you choose to fill up your tank plays a major role in how much you’ll spend.
What Is the Cheapest Day To Get Gas?
Mondays offer the lowest average gas price in most of the United States, according to research from GasBuddy. Fridays are also favorable compared to the other days.
When it comes to the most expensive days to get gas, GasBuddy says it found that on average Thursday is the most expensive day and Wednesday is the second most expensive day.
To come up with the data for its findings, GasBuddy says it analyzed fuel prices from the GasBuddy app from January 1 to December 16, 2021.
“Though there is variation in daily gas prices across different states, the consensus is that filling up at the beginning or end of the work week, on Monday or Friday, is the best way to save money,” Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, says in a news release. “But even if you can’t always time your fillups, the golden rule is to always shop around before filling up.”
Of course, if your tank is dangerously close to empty, it makes sense to get gas right away and then top off when it’s cheaper.
No matter what day you buy, there are lots of ways to save on gas when filling up your tank.