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Cut Your Automo-bills

The cost of being a motorist is starting to get out of control. Just take a look at the price of insurance. Thanks to the fact that everybody has to buy insurance by law and the fact that practically everybody who is involved in any sort of accident claims for “whiplash,” average premiums are soaring. What’s more, there seems to be no limit on the price. Despite the fact that the actual number of fatal accidents is going down, insurance premiums continue to rise, and the industry seems to be powerless to stop it.

It seems like bad news. But it turns out that there are lots of ways to cut the cost of motoring. Check out some of these great ideas.

Compare Gas Prices

The price of fuel seems to be constantly on the rise. This is down to a number of factors. The first is that as oil becomes scarcer, it gets more costly to drill it out of the ground. With less oil under the Earth, prices will necessarily start to rise (although they’ve been held down recently by the discovery of shale oils). The other problem is the government. Taxes on fuel often take up more than half the cost of the fuel at the pump, meaning that the majority of the cost of filling your tank goes to the government in the form of tax.

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So what can you do about it? Fortunately, thanks to the internet, there are now sites that allow you to compare the price of fuel from all your local gas stations. This lets you find the lowest gas price in your local area, without having to drive around looking for the best deal.

Slash The Costs Of Selling A Car

Selling car can sometimes be expensive, especially if you do it through a dealer. But selling privately also has it’s own costs, like the cost of transporting the car to its new owner. Shiply Autotransporte recommends a different method. They suggest that people wanting to sell their vehicles compare quotes from many different couriers who offer car transport services and then choose the best deal. The savings can often be of the order of 50 percent.

Park On The Cheap

Parking can be expensive, especially if you have to leave your car somewhere, day after day, week after week. Parking near to the local rail station, for instance, could cost as much as $80.

 

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For people who are sick of paying a fortune for their parking, the internet again comes to the rescue. With services like Park At My House, the cost of parking your car has come down. These services allow people who live near the city center to rent out any parking space they might own so that busy commuters can use the space. Often costs are as little as $30 – and certainly a lot less than you’d pay than if you stayed in the regular parking lot.

The bottom line is that there are a lot of ways to save money on your car, so long as you know where to look.