How to save money on transportation
Save money on transportation.
The price of gasoline is as high as it’s ever been, but there are still many ways you can save money on transportation.
Here are just a few of them:
Use public transportation
Public transportation costs much less than owning a vehicle and is also better for the environment.
This may not work for people who do not have easy access to public transit, but if you do, it might be a good idea to check out how much it costs to use that, rather than owning a vehicle.
Maintain your vehicle
If you do have a vehicle, it is very important to maintain it properly so that it lasts as long as possible.
Routine oil changes are important, but there are also other things you need to do – check your owner’s manual to see the maintenance schedule and follow it religiously.
Shop around for insurance
It takes a bit of time, but it may be worth it to get insurance quotes from a bunch of different companies instead of just going with the company everyone else seems to be with. You could potentially save yourself hundreds of dollars (or more) every year.
Buy a fuel-efficient vehicle
Don’t buy a big gas guzzler if you can’t afford it. Invest in a vehicle that is the most fuel-efficient. This will save you a huge amount of money in fuel costs over the long term.
Empty your trunk
You shouldn’t keep anything in your trunk except an emergency car kit. The more weight that’s in your trunk, the more fuel you are using. Remove everything from your trunk that is not essential.
Combine all of your errands into one trip, if possible. This will not only save you money on fuel costs but will save you time as well.
If you work with people who live near your home, consider carpooling to save money on transportation? One week you drive everyone to work, one week someone else does it. This is a great way to save some cash and also get to know your co-works a bit better!
If you’re not careful, getting around can be expensive. Sometimes the cost of owning a vehicle is just not worth it. Take public transit, walk, ride a bike – do what you can to save.
Just because the cost of gas has increased doesn’t mean you are destined to stay home forever. Be creative and make sacrifices to get your transportation costs lower. It’s worth it.