Nationwide, gas prices have been dropping as we get close to Labor Day. The map above, courtesy of Mapquest, can help you find the cheapest one near your home, or along whatever route you're driving this weekend.
If you're heading west, Leesburg has several options in the $3.54 to $3.55 range. Heading east, Sunoco on Pidgeon Hill Drive in Sterling has gas for $3.474 and 7-Eleven on Davenport in Sterling has it for $3.417. In Ashburn, gas is running closer to $3.60.
And, in addition to scouting our cheap gas options, 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 maintenance