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With a teenager about to get behind the steering wheel, I was inspired to research information on new teen drivers. I found out a lot about safety and costs, including getting great car insurance tips online. In the process, I managed to garner some fantastic information on how to save cash no matter what your age may be.
I have divided the cost savings into four categories: insurance, fuel, maintenance and repair. Below are frugal practices that will definitely save you cash at the gas pump, on insurance and in other areas.
Cut Car Insurance Bills
If you’re interested in being frugal when it comes to car insurance, there are a few things that you can do. First, take some time to get a range of car insurance quotes online. Even of you already have an agent with which you work, it does not hurt to shop around. Also, take some time to go through your present policy and make sure you are covered in the manner in which you need to be. Too many drivers blindly purchase their car insurance without checking out costs and coverage. By the way, the Internet is also a great place to find free health insurance quotes. Use it.
Frugal Fuel Practices
There are many ways to cut down on gas and save money on fuel. Here are a few that work for me.
Next time you’re at the drive through and they’ve told you it will be a minute, then shut off the car for that minute or two and you’ll save money. Remember, when your car is sitting and idling, you’re burning gas that you can use to actually get somewhere.
Smart Maintenance is Essential
Frugal drivers know how to save money on maintenance. I've put together five useful tips.
Repairs and Research
A little bit of research can go a long way in saving you money when it comes to repairs.
A smart car owner will save money. Be sure to educate yourself. You won’t regret it.
Do You Have Any Other Cost Saving Ideas?
If you have a cost saving practice, then please feel free to share it! Every little bit can really help. It’s your turn to share your frugal driving secrets. I can’t wait to hear from you.
About the Author
Melissa Cameron, who loves traveling along the Internet to find bargains, is a freelance writer. She lives in Austin Texas with her husband and two daughters. Writing on a various topics, including cooking, the outdoors and insurance, she is constantly learning to be a better and more frugal consumer. She loves the outdoors and recently travelled to Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon with her family.