A lot of people rely on vehicles to get them from A to B but for those people that want to save themselves some extra cash each month and do not have far to travel to work every day, we recommend an alternative.
Owning a car in itself is expensive, with insurance, tax, petrol and maintenance costs all equating to one hefty monthly bill. We have created a list of ways to reduce the amount of money you spend on driving and options for you to consider instead of being on four-wheels.
Our recommendations include:
- Cycle a couple of days a week, if not every day.
- Lift share with friends from work.
- Use public transport – if more people used public transport it would be less cars on our roads.
- Change your existing car to a more economical one.
- Check tyre pressures regularly and remove excess weight from the boot.
- Drive sensibly, don’t accelerate quickly. The economical sweet spot is between 40 and 50 mph.
By getting rid of your existing car, either entirely or for a newer, more economical car, you can save yourself a lot of money month on month. If you want to find as much money as possible towards your new car or just towards monthly bills, car recycling is one of your best options. This will cut out any middle man, any time spent waiting on tyre kickers to make a purchase and can give you more money than what is offered by a garage.
Becoming more economical is on everyone’s agenda this year, as it has been for some time now, and 2014 could be the year that you make a change to our roads and our planet.
Thomas is an automotive blogger on behalf of Recycling Monkey, who specialise in car recycling, and help car owners get the best price for your car, while helping the environment in the process.