The cold weather is set to turn and spring is almost upon us. What better way to celebrate than a road trip? Well, don’t let a low balance in your bank account stop you from heading out on the open road. Here are some ways to save money on a road trip.
Before you even hit the road, plan your budget. Try your best to know your expenses beforehand. Figure out how much gas is going to be, how much you plan to spend on food and activities or attractions. And remember, a budget is useless unless you stick to it!
Nothing can blow your budget like breaking down a long way from home. Before you leave town, get a tune up! Consult your owner’s manual and determine if any routine maintenance tasks need to be completed.
Granted, eating out can be really fun but it’s also hugely expensive. Bringing your own food can really help you keep costs down. Pack a cooler and you can take along more substantive food like lunchmeat for sandwiches.
You can also save money by avoiding expensive attractions like amusement parks. Instead, find odd roadside attractions or try camping! After all, most road trips are about the scenery and company. Not blowing your savings account.