Three ways to save money on your commute without giving up your car
For some commuters, riding their bike to work, taking public transportation or carpooling with co-workers has become the new way of saving money at the pump. But when these options don’t work for your lifestyle, it may seem like there aren’t many ways to save money getting to and from your job every day. Here are three tips to help you save money on your daily commute without giving up your car.
Maintenance is key
Taking care of your ride can help your car be more fuel efficient, thereby saving you money. According to Firestone, air tires to the recommended pressure and get your oil changed regularly to keep your car running at its maximum mpg.
Do you really need premium fuel?
Read your manual and find out what kind of fuel is recommended for your car. Most of the time, 87 octane fuel is suggested. There is very little advantage, if any, to premium fuel if it is not needed.
Look for a green ride
If you are considering replacing your current vehicle in the near future, look into a more fuel-efficient model. TFCU offers a Green Vehicle Loan for cars that receive one of the SmartWay or SmartWay Elite designations. Learn more.