It's finally summer. That means weekends "up north," long road trips, and idling for hours in Friday traffic headed out of town. It's possible (probable?), in all your excitement for a getaway, you didn't think about filling the gas tank until the last minute. The crowdsourced gas pricing app Gas Buddy thinks that's a big mistake.
The company recently conducted a study to determine the cheapest day of the week for you to fuel up. Gas Buddy found that the best day changes year to year, though it's almost always a day toward the start of the week. In 2017, Monday has been the best day to snag gas on the cheap.
While it's exciting to save a few bucks on gas, don't hold tight the wisdom of a single day. The big takeaway should be it's worth filling up at the start of the week. Mondays were the cheapest on average in 2017, 2016, and 2015, according to the company's study. However, it's a shifting target and it's not the same in every state. In 2016, Monday was the cheapest day in 36 states and Tuesday was cheapest in another eight.