How to save when you drive

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How to save when you drive Fuel-Efficient Driving

High inflation and soaring gas prices have us re-examining our transportation habits. A typical suggestion for a more affordable commute is to take public transportation. But according to a recent report from Aviva Canada, public transit is not the preferred option. The insurance provider reports that almost 60 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they were unlikely or not at all likely to use public transportation in the future.

So, if you must drive, what can you do to save? Here are some ideas to get yourself on the move for less:

1. Go electric. Environment and Climate Change Canada note that transportation accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. While electric vehicles are not without fault, they certainly reduce your fuel costs, saving you a bundle on gas in the long-term. Renewable hydroelectricity provides more than half our nation’s electricity supply, so while you may be using electricity to charge your car, you can be sure the power is clean and safe.

2. Work with traffic patterns. Sitting in traffic uses up valuable gas without getting you anywhere. With many people returning to work, you may find rush hour to be more congested than it has been the last couple of years. Try running your errands around the office to use up some of your time and hit the road a bit later, or plan out alternate routes to see what’s the smoothest.

3. Be a good driver. Not only will driving safely and efficiently help keep maintenance needs low and gas use down, but it can also lead to lower auto insurance premiums. A telematics app will track your driving habits over time and give you a reduction on insurance premiums if you’ve constantly driven safely. It is a low-effort way to reward yourself for staying safe on the road.

While you can’t control the price of gas, there are little things you can do to try to save! We hope that this article will help our students and clients to do so. Aside from sharing these tips, we offer fuel-efficient driving techniques as part of our Beginner Driver’s Education (BDE) Course, which is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Our students learn all about the benefits of fuel-efficient driving and how to be environmentally conscious after getting their license.

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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