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The best and worst days to buy gas

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Credit: GasBuddy Credit: GasBuddy

Gasoline prices are at their highest levels since 2014 and experts say it will continue to rise through Memorial Day.

With some areas seeing gas prices more than $3 a gallon, GasBuddy issued a new study that found the best and worst days of the week to buy gas to maximize savings at the pump and avoid the lines during the busy summer travel season.

“Consumers are missing a big opportunity at the pump when it comes to saving time and money,” says DeHaan. “Our data shows that most motorists are filling up on not only the most expensive day, but the busiest. Having a tank of gas last until Sunday or even Monday each week can collectively save drivers $2.6 billion, and spare the headache of not being able to find an available pump.”

The company looked at gas prices from January-March 2018 and found the first day of the typical work week offers the lowest average gas price in 21 states.

Monday was also the best day to buy gas in 2017, according to a previous study.

Friday, on the other hand, is the worst day to buy gas in 19 states, having the most expensive average.

Willing to pay a bit more if you don’t have to wait in line? GasBuddy found gas stations across the country and least busy on Sundays, followed by Mondays. Fridays are the busiest.

Drivers looking to avoid the lines should fill-up on Monday or Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

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