Good news, summer road trippers.

According to the EIA (Energy Information Administration), gas prices will average $2.76 per gallon this summer, down 3% from last summer at $2.85 per gallon.

This means we’ll all save some bucks at the pump. Finally.  But if you’re looking for ways to really maximize your savings, you’re in luck.

Esurance can help in the form of some ol’ fashioned smarts and a little high-tech intel. 

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 fall in 2019, 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®

Fuelcaster, our online gas predictor, is a modern-day hero that lets you know if prices are expected to rise or fall tomorrow. Basically, it’s just our secret blend of digital herbs and mathematical spices that allow us to see when you could save money at the pump (thanks to our friends at GasBuddy). That way, you can decide whether you should buy today or wait for better prices tomorrow.

You can access Fuelcaster on any device with an internet connection. It’s totally free for everyone 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 surprisingly painless.

Safe and smart | Smart technology


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.