How to Save Money on a Road Trip

Family packing up car for road trip

Road trips are a fun way to have an adventure with your family. However, it can be easy to go overboard and come home from your trip with an empty checking account. Here are a few tips on how to save money on a road trip.

Calculate Gas Costs

Yes, fuel costs can change by the hour, but you can easily calculate your projected fuel costs by using an average fuel price. Map out how many miles you will be driving and estimate how much you will need to spend on gas. You can use apps like GasBuddy to find the cheapest fuel stops along the way. Once you know how much you need for gas, you know how much you have left for food, housing, and activities.

Find Free Attractions

You might be surprised at how many free attractions there are in the U.S. Do some research before you leave to find free or low-cost things to do near your destination.

Pack Some Food

While part of the fun of going on a road trip is trying new restaurants, food can quickly eat away at your budget. Do some grocery shopping before you leave and pack some snacks and a meal or two for the road.

Schedule a pre-trip service appointment for your vehicle here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, to ensure that your next getaway is as safe as it is fun.

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