Everyone is talking about the steep gas prices and are feeling the pinch at the pump. The entire nation is seeing record high prices and the current average for a gallon of gas is now hovering at $3.73 according to a survey of stations by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Prices have now risen to the level at which the Energy Department forecasts they’ll peak in June, on a monthly average basis; that means prices may still go higher. Those feeling the sting the most are commuters as well as businesses that depend on driving as part of their job such as delivery persons and truck drivers. With summer coming up and the threat of stagflation -- inflation coupled with slower economic growth -- there doesn’t seem to be much relief in sight.

To help you make the best of the situation, we have found a great resource to locate the cheapest gas closest to you in your area. Just enter your zip code and it tells you which gas stations have the lowest and the highest gas prices in your zip code.  It will even give you a map to show where they are. It is updated daily, every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation.  

In addition to helping you find the cheapest gas you can below are a few other tips to help you stretch your gas dollar!

Car Check Ups. Vehicle maintenance saves gas. Use the recommended motor oil, replace dirty air filters, keep tires -- including the spare -- inflated to the proper pressure, and tune up your engine.

Check Your Driving Habits.  Flooring the pedal at every green light, then slamming on the brakes at the last minute, guzzles gas at a surprising rate.  By trying to drive more moderately, you can save over 30 percent of the gasoline you use.

Use Your Cruise. Many people don’t know that using your cruise control can yield surprising increases in fuel economy. If your car is so equipped, try using it on the freeway to keep your speed at a consistent rate.

Fuel Alternatives.  The alternatives to standard gasoline are growing in number and popularity. Biodiesel, the blend of gasoline and ethanol known as E85, and other alternative fuels aren't available everywhere yet, but check to see if your car can accept what's sold in your community.