Mike Timmermann, Clark.com
With the busy summer travel season right around the corner, drivers are starting to notice higher prices at the pump!
Right now, gasoline prices are at their highest levels since 2014 and are expected to continue rising through Memorial Day to more than $3 per gallon in some areas, according to GasBuddy analysts.
If you’re trying to save as much money as you can, you may want to change the day of the week that you fill up.
After analyzing gas price data from January through March, GasBuddy reports that Mondays offer the lowest average gas price in 21 states — making it the best day of the week to buy gas.
Meanwhile, Friday is the worst day to buy gas in 19 states, having the most expensive average.
“Though there is variation in daily gas prices across different states, the consensus is that the earlier motorists fill-up during the week, the better,” says Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Following Monday, Sunday is the cheapest day to fill-up. Conversely, Thursday follows Friday as the most expensive day to fill-up.”
Here are the best and worst days to buy gas in all 50 states:
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Friday isn’t only the overall most expensive day to buy gas, it’s also the busiest. GasBuddy suggests that you fill up on Sundays to avoid the long lines.