Ways To Save Money On Gas On Maui

April 1, 2023

Ways To Save Money On Gas On Maui


Finding an inexpensive car rental on Maui is easy. On the other hand, finding cheap gas on Maui or anywhere in Hawaii is unlikely. Hawaii has the highest gasoline prices in the nation. Usually, Maui gas prices are the highest in the state. The lowest-priced gas in Maui is usually at least 35 to 50 cents more expensive than the cheapest spot on any island. In this light, renting an economy car suddenly becomes that much more appealing, and finding ways to save money on gas on Maui becomes vital.  If you’ve got a Costco card, definitely wait in line to fill the tank when you need it.

Here are a few things you can do to increase your Maui mileage without decreasing your budget.

Save Gas On Maui Road


Rent An Economy Car

Fuel-efficient vehicles are not only cheaper to rent, but they offer more miles to the gallon saving you considerable amounts of gas money.


Travel Light

Bring only what you need when driving. Heavier loads weigh the car down and cause resistance. Another good reason to do this is to avoid theft. Maui thieves target tourist rental cars with lots of stuff visible.



Slow Down

You’ve seen it on Hawaii bumper stickers. Speed on the road is something only mainlanders abuse. Keeping your speed down will lower your gas consumption because of the decreased drag. If you take it easy and follow Maui residents’ example, you’ll fit in and be treated with aloha. Also, quickly accelerating and breaking will use up a lot of gas. Keep it slow and steady.


Don’t Use Air Conditioning

I know this one is a tough one. But if you open your windows, you’ll get the Maui breezes to cool yourself off. Keeping your windows open will increase your fuel economy by ten percent over using the A/C.



Make certain you’ve rented a well-maintained car with fully inflated tires. Having a junker rental can eat up even more money in gas than the extra cost of a newer rental.

Maui is the best island in Hawaii. You’ll be doing a lot of driving if you do it right, so take heed to the tips above and you’ll be fine. There are far too many wonderful drives to do on Maui, so suck it up, buy the gas, and drive slowly. See you on the road in Maui, Hawaii!

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1 Comment

  1. R.Reed

    We have been yelled at by locals for driving too slowly on the road to Hana.
    And, yes, we do pull over when we can, to let local traffic go by. We have been wintering on Maui for the last 8 years. We’ve noticed that the “Aloha” spirit seems to be disappearing. Too many tourists, I guess.


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