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Clever Ways to Cut down on Car Costs.

October 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comCars can become quite expensive when all of their costs begin to add up. These costs include the running costs of the car, the cost of insurance and the cost of services and repairs, and even when they’re demanded separately they’re expensive. But when they are demanded near or around the same time, then can become especially and excessively expensive. But there are ways to cut down on your car costs — read on to find out how.

Be clever when taking out insurance

It is clever to devote your time to searching for cheap insurance quotes on the Internet and then haggling the price down further via phone or live online chats with insurance companies when your annual insurance policy is up for renewal. So, that is the first thing that you should be prepared to do. But it isn’t the only clever thing that you should do regarding your insurance. No, what you should also do is take where you live into account and pay for more of what you  need, rather than what the generic driver needs. For instance, if you live in a place such as Alberta, Canada where wildlife frequently finds its way on the roads, and subsequently salt cannot be put on the roads to melt the winter snow because it would endanger them so it is replaced by rocks, then you should take out as much cover as you can on your windscreen to protect yourself from having to fork out for repair upon repair when the rocks on the road fly into it and crack it. By taking your own circumstances into account in such a way you give yourself the best opportunity possible to get the exact cover that you need.

This ultimately saves on the money that would have otherwise been spent on unneeded cover. Or, you could be cleverer still and find an insurance company that deals solely with the place you call your home province, such as Bela Direct who offer you the chance to get your free commercial auto insurance quote online, so as to be sure that everything included in the premium is tailor made for you. They would also be sure to involve all the mandatory coverages for your province in any quote that they provide you, so you can always keep a track of what it is exactly that you’re spending on.

Be clever with your gassing habits

One of the most annoying, yet most expensive things about owning a car is the fact that you constantly have to fill it up, right? It seems as if you’re always at the gas station filling your car up with the petrol or diesel it needs to run, right? And then, when you’re at the gas station you always seem to treat yourself to a bar of chocolate or a pack of gum, right? Unfortunately, trips to the gas station, and the expenditure they induce, are just something you have to do as a car owner unless you are prepared to go electric with your next car choice. So, unfortunately, you’re going to have to keep making trips to the station and shelling out on gas whilst you’re there i’m afraid.

But, there is a way to cut your gas expenditure — to do so you have to be clever with your gassing habits and you have to change them. One such habit that you should change is the amount of gas you pump into your car, and subsequently how many trips you are making to the station. You see, by filling your car when you are at the gas station, no matter how hard it may be to part with that big lump sum at the time, you instantly stop yourself from having to make more trips to the station in the near future. Thus, you cut down on the gas you are wasting actually getting to your local station. And, furthermore, you end up saving on gassing expenses in the long run.

Cars and other motor vehicles can be very expensive things to own and maintain, there are no two ways about it. But, if you are clever with the way you insure your car, clever with the way you gas your car and clever with the way you generally drive your car, you are going to find yourself cutting down on these costs. So, start wising up when it comes to the maintaining and driving of your car today, and reap in the financial reward of doing so tomorrow.

Staff Writer; Tonya Lee

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