Taking a family vacation and saving money does not have to be polar opposites. Check out these ways to save money on a road trip so you can enjoy more of what your destination has to offer!
Avoid Toll Roads
Avoiding toll roads is the most obvious way to save money on a road trip, but knowing their locations can be difficult. After all, how can you know the roads in an area you’ve never driven through before? Fortunately, GPS apps and navigation systems allow drivers to select a route that avoids toll roads whenever possible.
Utilize Cruise Control
Getting more miles out of each tank of gas starts by utilizing your vehicle’s cruise control system. Setting your cruise control to maintain a constant speed on the highway will both keep consistent fuel economy and help you relax on long trips. Advanced cruise control systems are capable of maintaining a set distance between vehicles, effectively taking the stress off your shoulders.
Inflating your car’s tire to the manufacturer-suggested pressure can save money in both maintenance and fuel costs. Take a few moments before hitting the road to check the pressure in each tire. By properly inflating your tires, you can save a little money each time you fill up the gas tank. While it might not seem like much at first, those savings add up over a long distance!
If your ride needs some work to help make it on your road trip, contact our service department at Bakersfield Mitsubishi in Bakersfield, CA.