3 Money-Saving Driving Tips
Here’s How to Keep More Money in Your Pocket
Whether you’re planning an exciting trip to your favorite destination or you’re looking to pay off your vehicle sooner, saving a few dollars here and there can add up to thousands in a year. If you’re looking to save on your car expenses, it’s best to start paying more attention to your driving habits. Beyond saving money, forming sound driving habits can increase your car’s longevity, free you of potential headaches, and ensure your safety on the road.
Driving Tips to Help You Save Money
Driving can take a serious toll on your vehicle’s health and your wallet, too. Regardless of what type of vehicle you drive, Breast Cancer Car Donations shares a few tips to help you reduce the amount of money you’re pouring directly into the fuel tank.
1. Avoid idling your engine.
Besides polluting the air, idling is a major waste of gas. Keeping your engine turned on even while your car is not moving can consume around half a gallon of gas per hour, depending on your vehicle’s engine or size. If you’re stuck up in standstill traffic for several minutes, you’ll want to turn off the engine. You can also keep your gas usage at a minimum by avoiding congested streets or driving during rush hours.
2. Drive conservatively.
You’ll waste a lot of fuel and risk causing damage to your engine if you slam your foot on the accelerator as you leave the driveway, or stop abruptly at stop signs and stoplights. If you don’t want to sink your money into unnecessary repairs, it’s best to embrace a conservative driving style.
For example, maintaining a healthy distance behind the car in front of you helps you avoid breaking and reaccelerating as the other driver adjusts their speed. It’s important to note that excessive braking wastes the momentum created by your fuel. When you’re on the highway, you’ll want to coast at a steady speed to stretch every drop of gas to its maximum potential.
3. Reduce AC use.
Did you know that your car’s air conditioner reduces your vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 25%? The more you use your AC, the more fuel you burn. If you want to save on gas, consider opting for non-electric ways to cool off, including rolling down the windows, opening the sunroof, or parking in underground parking lots or shaded areas.
Looking to Support a Worthy Cause?
Practicing these driving tips allows you to keep more money in your pocket. However, if keeping your outdated and repair-prone car no longer makes sense, consider using it to support a worthy cause. When you donate that vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations, we’ll use it to help save the lives of indigent breast cancer patients in your area.
Our team will have your vehicle fixed before putting it on the auction block. We’ll then use the proceeds to support the life-saving programs of our IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners.
These nonprofits are dedicated to helping patients who can’t afford the high costs of breast cancer treatments. They provide uninsured and destitute breast cancer patients with easy access to leading cancer centers in the country as well as financial assistance to cover the costs of their treatments, hospital fees, doctor consultations, medications, and other essential health care services they need. Our charity partners also provide free breast cancer screening and diagnosis as well as prevention and education services.
Donating to us will only take a couple of minutes of your time in the comfort of your home. Just contact us and let us know that you’re donating a vehicle. We’ll then arrange a time and place for the free towing of your vehicle anywhere in the United States.
Your donation will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll send you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt following the sale of your vehicle.
On top of the material rewards that will come your way, you’ll also experience the priceless joy and satisfaction that comes with doing an act of charity aimed at helping save lives.
You can donate not just a car but nearly any other type of vehicle regardless of its age or condition.
Got a question for us? Get in touch with us at 866-540-5069 or leave your message here. You may also browse through our FAQs page to learn more about our car donation program, including our quick and easy donation process.
Fight Cancer Using Your Unwanted Auto Today!
That outdated car that you no longer use can mean the world to the suffering breast cancer patients in your community. Donate it to Breast Cancer Car Donations so you can help them beat the deadly disease. Call us at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!