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Save Money On Your Daily Commute

Driving to work every day can be stressful and costly. A recent survey showed that the number of people travelling longer hours to get to work has increased over the recent years. With this in mind, it is worth thinking about your ways you can make your journey more comfortable and cost effective.

Lift-Sharing

Have you ever thought about the number of people that share the same route, heading into work on a daily basis from your local area? A car-pooling service takes the stress out of having to drive every day, helps save money and is also a great way to do your bit for the environment. If you are travelling with one or more passengers, you can take advantage of the 2+ lanes/ HOV lanes. Imagine the time saved when breezing down that clear road, whizzing past those who are chugging along, facing tailbacks that stretch for miles.

Look After Your Motor

It may seem obvious, but maintenance to your car is essential when you are a frequent driver. Paying attention to little things that matter such as checking the oil, water, tyre pressure and other essentials can help your car run more efficiently, thus saving you money.

If you are unsure how to keep check of the basics, think about taking a beginners course in car maintenance. But just because you have become handy with a spanner, it doesn’t cancel out the necessity of regular car services at a trusted garage.

Choose an Efficient Car

Whilst a Ferrari may be your dream choice of wheels, it is not practical or feasible for the average person! There are other cost-effective ways to reduce your travel costs, such as choosing a car that runs on diesel. Cars that run on diesel can reduce your fuel costs significantly. Exchange and Mart has a good selection of used cars such as Peugeots, which run on diesel.

Fill-Up Before You Leave The House

It’s important to look after yourself as well as your car! Do you have to set off at the crack of dawn, with little time to eat breakfast? The idea of getting up that half an hour extra in the freezing cold winter mornings may be less than appealing, but think about how much money you will save if you eat before you leave the house. Plus it will improve your concentration if you are fully fuelled.


 

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