Heading out to visit friends and family this long holiday weekend? Gas up early. Prices at the pump may rise, as the weekend draws near. (Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map.)
Look for local gas prices on Patch's quick search engine. If you do not see your neighborhood gas stations here – or if you want to check another location – take these easy steps:
- Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map.
- Click the magnifying glass in the upper right.
- Enter your zipcode or full address.
Here are some cheap options we found for Land O' Lakes:
1.) CIRCLE K, 4737 LAND O' LAKES BLVD., $3.38 per gallon.
2.) BP, 4109 LAND O' LAKES BLVD., $3.34 per gallon.
Remember: Prices change daily.
"If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said Chuck Bonner, the lead analyst for GasPredictor.com.
"Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," added Michael Green, AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011.
"This is one of the more volatile Memorial Day weekends that I can remember," Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, told Patch.
While you can't control the price at the pump, 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 maintenence