10 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Driving

1. Don’t drive over the speed limit, and maintain a smooth, steady pace whenever possible.

2. Don’t idle; turn your car off to save gas.

3. Combine short trips into a longer trip when possible. A warm engine uses less gas than a cold one does.

4. Shop around for car insurance and re-evaluate every year or two to ensure you’re getting the best rate.

5. Buy regular gasoline unless your car manual states otherwise.

6. Keep your car properly tuned; check your manual for a maintenance schedule and stick to it.

7. Check your tire pressure once a month to keep tires properly inflated.

8. Use your air conditioner at highway speeds. Rolling down the windows causes drag and uses more mileage than the A/C.

9. Carpool when possible, and avoid peak rush hour times.

10. Check and replace air filters on a regular basis.

Information in this article is general in nature and for your consideration, not as financial advice. Please contact your own financial professionals regarding your specific needs before taking any action based upon this information.