Saving Money on Vehicle Expenses
Car expenses can weigh heavy on your family budget every month, but they're not all set in stone. Here are a few ways to save:
How to save money on gas
- Know when to buy: Gas prices may seem to change at random, but they sometimes follow a pattern. Fuel prices are generally lower before noon and mid-week, so filling up Wednesday mornings may help you save. Also, prices are usually higher in the summer and around holiday weekends – prime driving times.
- Walk, bike or take public transportation: The most obvious way to save on gas is simply to drive less. For shorter trips, consider walking or biking. And if you live in an urban area, consider public transportation for getting to and from work. Small adjustments in your driving habits can add up to big savings over time.
How to save money on other vehicle costs
- Keep a regular car maintenance schedule: Although regular car maintenance can cost upfront, it can help detect minor problems before they become major – and expensive. Plus, a well-maintained car is simply more economical to drive.
- Ask about car insurance discounts: You can save money on your car insurance, too. Ask your insurance agent about car insurance discounts for things like bundling your policy, being in the military or other discounts that may apply.
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