Simple ways to save money while driving

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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Money-saving driving tips

If you’re a money-saving fanatic, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Third Coast Auto Group, we only offer used vehicles. That affords drivers like you the opportunity to get some big discounts on vehicles simply because they’ve had another person sitting in them. While buying a used car is a great first step to save money, there are some other money-saving driving tips you can adhere to to save a few bucks. Check them out below!

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It might seem like a hassle to bring your vehicle in for repairs, and even more inconvenient to do so when there’s nothing really wrong with it. However, by detecting problems early on, you can prevent costly repairs down the road.

Track gas prices

If you’re on the road a lot, you’ll come across a wide range of gas prices. Sometimes there may be a 20 cent difference per gallon from two towns just minutes apart. Those savings can really add up over time.

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Drive conservatively

All those jackrabbit starts and speeding are going to take a toll on your fuel economy. Follow conventional protocol for saving fuel while driving such as accelerating less rapidly, coasting to stops, and adhering to the speed limit.

Minimize idling time

That time you spend with your car on and in park is still burning fuel. That adds up when you think about all the time you’re spending idle waiting for trains or in heavy traffic.

Park in the shade

The heat can wreak havoc on your engine, and leaving it out in the direct sunlight for extended periods of time may cause it to overheat. Try to park in a garage or at least under a tree if possible.

These are just a few of the simple things you can do to save money while driving. Check out more tips and tricks on our blog!