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How to Save Money on Gas

How to Save Money on Gas

How to Save Money on Gas

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Having a car is convenient, but it's also expensive. There's the monthly payment, gas money, insurance, and upkeep. And if something goes wrong, it can cost thousands. You may think that you can't get around your city without one, but that's not true. Take advantage of the weather while you can and save gas money by trying out some transportation alternatives.  
 
Walk to Restaurants 
If you live in a place where you can walk to do your shopping and dining, give it a try. Not only will you save gas money, but you'll get some exercise and help the planet. You can always walk to work if you have time.
 
Bike to Work 
Earn huge savings by leaving your car and taking a bike to work for a few months. Again, depending on where you live, biking to work, school, stores, and restaurants is a great way to cut monthly costs, help the environment and get some exercise. It may be too cold to bike to work during the winter months, but even doing it a few months a year can help you save hundreds. 
 
Check Cheap Mopeds 
If you don't have time to walk or bike to all of the places you need to go, consider looking into cheap mopeds. They're faster than biking, smaller than motorcycles, and less costly than cars. You can find cheap mopeds everywhere from Amazon to Walmart, or you can look to your local motorsports store. Just remember that mopeds won't usually go above 30 miles per hour, so you can't drive them on major highways. Check your local laws for rules about driving mopeds. 
 
Try Uber or Lyft  
Not everyone lives somewhere that's walkable or bikeable, but almost everyone has access to ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft. While they aren't free, they may be cheaper than owning a car and driving it daily.
 
Consider Public Transportation 
Try out public transportation if that's available in your area. Whether it's a bus or a rail system, you can get around town for an inexpensive fee and never worry about oil changes, flat tires, or dead batteries. 
 
Look into Carpooling 
Even if you own a car and don't drive it daily, you can save gas money and cut down on your maintenance expenses by hitching a ride with someone else occasionally. If you have friends and family around, ask if you can tag along when they go shopping. Most people will be glad to have the company. 
 
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