Owning a car can be expensive especially if you have a long commute to work each day. With this in mind, here are four ways to lower the cost of your commute.
Commit to Car Sharing
For many people, driving to work is often the quickest way to commute to work but it is by no means the most economic. With fuel prices rising over the last few years, there has never been a better time to share your commute to work and share the costs. Ask around to see if anyone at your workplace would be interested in car sharing or go online and see if you can fine fellow commuters who share your route via Lift Share.
Join the Cycle to Work Scheme
One way to cut your commuting costs is to change your method of transport. Cycling to work can save you over a hundred pounds a week depending on the duration of your commute. If you are making a conscious effort to embrace a healthy lifestyle in 2014, cycling to work can help you to achieve your goals while ensuring you are financially better off each month. If you don’t have a bike already, you may be reluctant to splash out on a new method of transport but however, you can sign up via your employer for exclusive discounts. Not only will you improve your fitness levels, you can also take advantage of a tax free bike simply by joining Cycle Scheme.
Consider Car Remapping
One way to save on commuting costs is to make your vehicle more economic. One of the benefits of car remapping is that it improves the efficiency of your energy performance and can save you money in the long run. Investing in remapping services from somewhere like ECU Flash can help you to cut costs on your commute as well as prolong the life of your vehicle over the coming years.
Change Your Work Schedule
If the costs of commuting are getting too much, why not change your work schedule to make it cheaper? There are a number of things you can do such as change the hours that you work or you could try to work from home one or two days a week should the nature of your work allow it. Ask your boss whether there is any flexibility with your working hours and see how much you could save on your weekly commute.