Industry experts are predicting that the days of cheap gas are over. (Tell us something we didn’t already know, experts.) In fact, MarketWatch says we may spend $52 billion (yep, with a “b”) more in the coming year than we did last year. That’s an average of $2.70/gallon, up from $2.13 in 2016.

Ok, that’s the bad news.

The good news? Well, the good news comes in the form of some ol’ fashioned smarts and a little high-tech intel. Because when it comes to saving money on gas, the more you know, the better.

Let’s start with the smarts.

Increasing your fuel efficiency: fact vs. myth

Whenever gas prices rise, we all tend to get a little — er, creative — when it comes to getting the most miles for the buck. But over the years, this creativity has led to some confusion around what actually works and what doesn’t.

To help get to the bottom of it all, we created this gas-saving, myth-busting quiz. Find out if you’re doing it right, or if there are other things you could do to save as much as possible on gas.

Test your gas-saving wits.

Even though we know that gas prices overall will rise in 2017, we also know that they’ll continue to go up and down from day to day as gas prices inexplicably (or complexly explicably) do.

But what if you could predict which days they’ll go up and which days they’ll go down? Imagine how much could you save.

Thankfully, we’ve got an answer. Cue the high-tech intel …

Meet Fuelcaster®

As the time of cheap gas comes to an end, Fuelcaster is a modern-day hero that lets you know if prices are expected to rise or fall. That way, you can decide whether you should buy today or wait for better prices tomorrow.

It also lets you know which gas stations have the lowest prices in your area, so you can get the best possible deal every single time you fuel up.

You can access Fuelcaster on any device with an internet connection. It’s totally free and you don’t need to download anything to get started. Just enter your ZIP and let the magic happen. Get a gas price prediction now.

It’s just one more way Esurance is working to make car insurance – and all things driving-related – surprisingly painless.

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about Heidi

Heidi brings 11 years’ experience to her role as Esurance’s copywriting manager. Writer, editor, and all around wordsy, she was content when content wasn’t cool. Also, she likes old-school country.