Cars, Trucks, SUV’s, Vans
Vehicles in General are Expensive
Cars/Vehicles are expensive but there are a few ways to save when you are driving, filling up, or just living a little “greener”. Here are a few of my helpful hints to help you save when it comes time to fill up at the pump. My dad made us know how to check the oil, change a flat, check the air pressure as well as learning how to “jump start” the vehicle before we could take our drivers test. While back then I thought all four was a waste of my time and not to mention stupid. Little did I know he was really saving me time, money and teaching me life long lessons.
- Fill up the tank when it reaches half full. This way you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to fill it up.
- I always fuel up in the mornings just because I read somewhere a long time ago it was best to do so.
- Use your time wisely and run errands using the “cheapest” route. Do errands once a week if you can which will maximize your savings even more.
- Ride your bike, walk or use public transportation.
- Carpool when you can.
- Check your tire pressure. Properly inflated tires are a great gas saver! We have our own tire pressure gauge in our vehicles and every time we get gas, we check for the proper air pressure.
- Stay home and do something as a family. The money you save will be your own even if it is just one day a week the savings will add up.
- Turn your car off at lights to preserve gas.
- Coast when you can especially down hills it will save a little gas in the process
- Maintain your car regularly it will keep it mechanically sound longer.
- Keep your car after it is paid off. Then you won’t have another car payment and you can put that money towards something different. Our car has 214,000 miles and still runs like a top!! The body looks a little rough in a few spots but it is paid for and that is what matters to me!!
- Shop around for the lowest insurance premiums and ask your current company for discounts often times they drop your rate.
- Use a discount card to buy gas and pay with cash! ***Local readers grab your Hy-Vee card!!
- Use a website like Gas Buddy to find the lowest price around you.
- Drive 5 miles under the speed limit helps extend your fuel. My husband does this and we save a lot of gas.
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