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Fuel prices have been sky rocketing in the past few years, and a good chunk of our pay check goes to our transportation cost. If you are thinking of saving some money on your transportation, here are some suggestions:
If your work is in another county or city, it is but reasonable to take public transportation. Most cities have very efficient train system and bus services even if you are from the suburbs. Just do the math and you will see that you will be spending more on fuel rather that your daily commute using a bus pass. Plus you can read or nap while you are on the road.
Another alternative is to car pool with friends, classmates, or co-workers. Aside from saving money since you do not have to pay toll gates, parking, and fuel by yourself, you also help keep the air cleaner since your car in the garage means one car less spewing carbon dioxide on the road. Just make sure that you coordinate and plan well with your car pool buddies so you can avoid schedule and meet up hassles.
Choosing the right car
If you really have to drive your own car to work, then start saving money by choosing and buying the right car. Look for fuel efficient cars. If you are going for a used car, look for a model which is more recent and a vehicle with a low mileage. Once you own a vehicle, make sure that you maintain it well so it will run smoothly. Change your oil as advised, keep the tire pressures right, and easy on the pedals.
Other ways to save money on transportation
Make sure you have the right insurance policy for your vehicle. Try to increase your deductible, get rid of the comprehensive if you own an older vehicle, and bundle your insurance policies to save some hard earned money.
Plan your trips well so you avoid unnecessary trips. You can also use websites to monitor fuel prices or locate gas stations where fuel maybe priced a bit lower.