Owning a car costs a lot of money. Even if you have it completely paid off, you still have to purchase car insurance, fuel, and oil changes. Plus, if there are needed repairs, be ready to open your wallet. It is not cheap to get your vehicle fixed nowadays.
Rather than rely solely on your car to get around your city, there are other options you should really start considering as it can save you serious money down the road. Plus, you will be doing your part to help save the environment.
If you only need to travel a few miles here and there, biking could be a permanent answer for you. Not only will it cost you virtually zero money, it will also provide you constant exercise. And if you don’t want to arrive somewhere all hot and sweaty from biking, you can always go with an electric bike. In fact, you should inquire about bike-sharing and the stations in your city. You can switch out your usual bike for a different one whenever it is convenient. Plus, you won’t have to fight the city traffic or struggle to find a place to park when you are riding these babies.
The Old Fashion Way
Those stories told by your parents and grandparents about how they used to have to walk to school every day or walk to the store for groceries should be taken to heart. After all, you could start doing the same thing if you live close enough to the places you like to frequent. You can easily walk a mile to your favourite restaurant and a mile back home after eating without it being an inconvenience. Furthermore, if more people did this, the adult population wouldn’t consist of 40 percent of us being clinically obese.
Sometimes having to ride public transportation can much be thought of in the same way as having to go to the dentist. Everything should go well without any surprises or you may be in for more than you expected. In any case, public transportation is usually inexpensive and it will allow you to keep your vehicle in your garage. Taking public transportation once or twice a week could allow you to keep your vehicle up and running smoothly for a couple more years than it otherwise would have.