The New York State gas tank holiday has come to an end and we can expect to see gas prices to go up again. It doesn't appear that it'll be coming back any time soon. This will add to the struggle to make ends meet but we still need to travel so how can we save money on fuel.

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The Consumer Federation of America has some simple tips to help you save 20% or more on fuel cost.

Simple Ways To Save Money On Gas

Lighten Your Load - Clean out your trunk, that can save you $35 a year...almost a tank fuel. For every 100 extra pounds that you carry around, your vehicle can lose 2% in fuel efficiency. Does that mean if you leave the wife home, you could save 3% on fuel? Asking for a friend.

Be A Smooth Operator - If you accelerate and decelerate in a smooth manner (instead of slamming on the brakes at the last minute), the better gas mileage you'll get. You could saving 33% highway and 5% around town. It's also better for your brakes.

Check Your Air Filter - 1 in 4 cars need a replacement and a clean air filter can improve you gas mileage by 10%.

Keep Your Tire At Proper Air Pressure - Newer cars will let you know when your tire pressure is getting low...unless your like me and the tire stems broke. Improper tire pressure isn't good for your fuel mileage or tire wear. The average under-inflation is around 8 pounds (WOAH) and you'll lose 3% in fuel efficiency.

There other ways to save on gas (along with wear and tear on your vehicle) including having the proper gas cap, slow down while driving and having your front end aligned. This helps with fuel economy, along with tire and engine wear.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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