Since oil prices peaked in the summer of 2008 many people are wondering what they can do to be able to save money on the cost that they pay for local fuel oils. Too often most people have become dependent on their car for transportation. While there is nothing wrong with this, if you want to save on the cost that you pay for local fuel oils requires that you must cut back on the amount of gas that you consume regularly. Below are several tips to help save on how much local fuel oils you consume. Do not drive on short trips: In general most people drive virtually everywhere that they need to go. This includes places that are within a few blocks from their house, in many cases these short trips back and forth can cause the cost that you are paying for local fuel oils to increase. What you want to do is if you need to go some place that is close by walk, you are saving on local fuels oils, helping the environment and receiving exercise at the same time. Consider carpooling or taking public transportation: If you have a long commute into work you may want to considering car pooling with others or taking public transportation. This will help reduce the amount of local fuel oils that you use and you can save money at the same time.