Saving Money on Your Summer Road Trips

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        Summer is the perfect time of year to grab your family and friends and head out for a fun get-away. One of America’s great traditions is going on road trips. Though gas prices have been going down, there are ways to save on both gas and money while on vacation. Check out these gas-saving tips!

  • Plan when you are going to head out on vacation, because gas prices usually go up on the weekends and on holidays.
  • Watch the way you drive. Both slamming on your breaks and accelerating quickly will decrease your fuel efficiency. To avoid these, be aware of how you are driving and choose a driving routes that avoid heavy traffic and traffic lights.
  • Watch how you pack the car. The heavier the car is, the more gas your car will use. So it is best to rid your car of any unnecessary heavy objects to get the most out of your gas.
  • Be aware of how you use the air conditioner. Because it is summer in Florida, you might not want to turn off the AC completely, but you can turn off the air five minutes before you get where you’re going or park in the shade to save on gas.
  • Though rolling down the windows may seem like a nice fuel-efficient alternative to using the AC, rolling down your windows while at high speeds isn’t a gas-saving choice either.
  • In order to reduce the friction caused between the car and the road, keep your tires pumped to an appropriate amount.
  • Be on the look out for certain hotels. Some hotels offer gas gift cards if you stay at their hotel. Doing some further research on the topic before you head out could save you some money in the long run.

        No matter where you head out to explore this summer, keep these fuel-efficient tips in mind so that you can get the most out of your trip without emptying your pockets. As always, we at Westgate-Jones care about you, your safety, and that you get the most out of your money, not only when it comes to saving money on gas but also saving money in your Florida insurance policies. Contact us today at 352-787-7548 if you have any insurance questions.

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