How to rev up your finances in a flash

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If you motor up highways everyday or just paid for rego, you’ll know how expensive cars can be. Or if you bought a brand new car recently, you’ll get how you just threw thousands of dollars out the driver window the minute you left the car lot. Most of us (especially us mums) would be lost without our cars. I live in my car and the thought of getting kids from A to B without a car is well, overwhelming.

Today I’m dishing out tips on how you can save money on your car.

Energy Efficiency

When buying a new car, a priority should be finding one that is as energy efficient as possible. One option is to look for cars that use an alternative fuel source. Even though the initial expense of purchasing the car is higher, you will save much money in the long run. Look for a nearby Hyundai dealer as they are one of the car brands currently leading the way with energy efficiency. Toyota is another brand that invests a great deal in electric car manufacturing.

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Shop Around for Car Insurance

There are plenty of price comparison services available these days. Shop around to get the best insurance deal possible. People spend hundreds of extra dollars each year simply because they renew with the same company when the period is up. If you can get exactly the same service elsewhere, for cheaper, there’s no excuse to not look into this.

Yep. This is one of those pesky ‘2-minute jobs’ that is well worth the time – in savings.

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Keep Your Car Well Oiled

Check your car’s oil on a regular basis. Also check tyre pressure every few weeks. Driving on tyres which are under or overinflated can be dangerous. They also cost you money in the long run if they’re not maintained properly. There is plenty of advice available online for basic car maintenance that helps extend your car’s life.

Also listen out for noises that don’t sound right. If you can’t identify the source, get a mechanic to check your car immediately. If you don’t, you risk further damage and throwing more money into the wind.

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Cut Out Wasteful Habits

Driving too fast when you are on the freeway wastes fuel. Avoid accelerating too fast and braking suddenly. Most cars show kilometres to the gallon – so pay attention to this. A smoother driving technique will save a great deal of cash in the long run.

Tip: Stuck in an idle traffic jam? Turn the engine off. Count the dollars you are not spending while sitting there.

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Consider Carpooling

Consider carpooling to work. Sharing with someone else or even multiple people is a sure way to halve or even quarter your petrol. Google car pooling websites (with reviews) and find someone to ride with on a regular basis. Make sure you can get some kind of reference for the person and keep safety in mind.

Also consider carpooling for longer journeys.  Advertise well in advance for passe ?wUaƕs help you drastically reduce the cost of your trip.

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Consider Carpooling

Consider carpooling to work. Sharing with someone else or even multiple people is a sure way to halve or even quarter your petrol. Google car pooling websites (with reviews) and find someone to ride with on a regular basis. Make sure you can get some kind of reference for the person and keep safety in mind.

Also consider carpooling for longer journeys.  Advertise well in advance for passengers who will help you drastically reduce the cost of your trip.

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