How to cut down your commuting costs

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How to cut down your commuting costs Fuel-Efficient Driving

Whether we are headed to work, school or other commitments, sky-high gas prices and inflation mean many of us are facing regular trips that are more expensive than ever.

While there is not much you can do about prices these days, there are few steps you can take to save on your commute. Here are some ideas:

1. Plan your trips. If you know you are heading into the office, you can plan errands around your in-office day(s) and stop at destinations like the grocery store, bank or pet store, on your way home. Running your errands on days that you will already be out driving can save you time in your schedule and may even save you money at the gas pump.

2. Try out alternative transit or carpooling. In good weather, you may try riding a bike to work to avoid filling up at the pump and enjoying the health benefits at the same time. But in the later fall and winter months when that may not be an option, try carpooling with colleagues – this can help you save on gas, and give you some great company to enjoy the ride with.

3. Take advantage of apps. As long as you use them hands free, mapping or GPS apps can help you find the most efficient – and therefore cheapest – route. You can also try telematics – a usage-based program that follows your driving habits over time and tailors your insurance premiums accordingly. Apps like these are a simple way to reward yourself with cash saved for staying safe on the road.

You cannot control the price of gas, but there are little things you can do to try and save! We hope that this article will help our students and clients to do so. Aside from sharing these tips, All Star Driving School teaches fuel-efficient driving techniques as part of our Beginner Driver’s Education (BDE) Course, which is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. 

As an MTO approved driving school, All Star specializes in training beginner drivers to reach their full potential. Our students learn all about the benefits of fuel-efficient driving and how to be environmentally conscious after getting their license. For more information about our MTO approved BDE course, view our curriculum and course packages, or contact your location for more information!

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