While there isn't much you can do about the rising cost
of gasoline, there are plenty of ways to save money on gas by changing some
simple habits. Just by making a few of these adjustments, you will notice that you're
putting less gas in your car and saving money on the gas you buy.
Rising oil prices are great news if you're Exxon Mobil,
but not so much for the rest of us. And, while those of us who drive
regularly were hoping that the cost of hybrid cars would drop, it
instead looks like car manufacturers are moving away from hybrid cars altogether. What's a cost-conscious commuter to do?
This could potentially be a long story. I typically talk with my hands, so be glad that this is not a video or you would be cracking up at me.
My husband and I have never been rolling in the dough. We have struggled with finances since we got married 11 years ago. We have had our ups and downs financially, especially with 3 kids in the house. This last year we have really been working even harder to pull ourselves out of that hole.
Batman drives the coolest car of all: The Batmobile. Of course, it is hidden in a secret cave. However, when Batman gets the call to fight crime, even the criminals cannot help but drool over his uber cool ride. Did you ever stop to wonder how Batman keeps his car so shiny? It is plausible that he would ask his butler Alfred to shop for car care products at Autogeek.
So what products would Batman use to wash and shine the Batmobile?
Last September I wrote two blog posts about used car prices and how to find the best used cars for your dollar. Recently over a couple of beers with co-workers a gauntlet was tossed (not literally) by my supervisor Michael who used to work at a new car dealership. He claimed you can't get a drivable car that will get you to work for less than $1,000. I said I could get one for little more than $500 with enough time.
So a challenge was made and I started shopping. I had two weeks to find a car and drive it to work.
Chances are that you're glued to your car--there's no way for you to get to work or get around town without it. Some people effectively use the bus or subway, but most people need a car, which means automobile expenses are a big part of most people's budget.
So how can you save on driving costs? It's been estimated that people spend an average of around $8,000 a year for 15,000 miles of driving. If you've got a guzzler, your gasoline consumption will drive that figure even higher. The thing is, this is in your control. Short of riding a bike to work, there are ways to save on your car year to year.