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Driving to and from work is an unavoidable burden for millions of Americans. It also can be an expensive one if you’re not careful. Idling in traffic wastes gas, and parking fees add up fast. DriverSide has a few suggestions for keeping commuting costs to a minimum.

Hawkeye Auto Credit
(641) 682-4612
318 Bardell St
Ottumwa, IA

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Witham Auto Center
(319) 234-4200
2033 Laporte Road
Waterloo, IA
Services
Clutch Repair,Truck Auto Body,Truck Dealers,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

Leading Edge Ford
(641) 732-5551
1326 Main Street
Osage, IA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

Rydell Chevrolet
(319) 234-4601
1325 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Truck Auto Body,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

Keast Auto Center
(712) 755-2116
2101 23rd Street
Harlan, IA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Dale Howard
(641) 648-4691
600 Brooks Road
Iowa Falls, IA
Services
SUV Repair,Auto Dealers

Lujacks Northpark Auto Plaza
(563) 386-1511
3700 N Harrison Street
Davenport, IA
Services
Car Detailing,Clutch Repair,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Auto Dealers

Krueger Auto and Truck Villa Inc
(319) 352-9000
2320 5th Avenue Northwest
Waverly, IA
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Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Trailer Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Glendenning Motor CO Inc Sales Service Parts Department
(641) 464-3216
204 S Taylor
Mount Ayr, IA
Services
SUV Repair,Auto Dealers

Fischer Chevrolet and Implement
(641) 756-3511
113 E Main Avenue
Rockford, IA
Services
Truck Service Station,Auto Dealers

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How to Save Money on Commuting

How To Save Money On Commuting By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor 
Driving to and from work is an unavoidable burden for millions of Americans. It also can be an expensive one if you’re not careful. Idling in traffic wastes gas, and parking fees add up fast. DriverSide has a few suggestions for keeping commuting costs to a minimum. 

 
 
Gas 
If you’re driving 20 or more miles to work every day, fuel costs can easily take up the biggest chunk of your commuting budget. It’s also hard to plan for fluctuations in gas prices like we’ve been seeing recently. If gas shoots up an extra $1.50 a gallon, you can be seeing $700 a year vanish just like that. To keep fuel consumption low, employ basic hypermiling tricks to save gas like turning off your air conditioning, coasting down hills, and staying under 65 mph on the freeway. If these seem like a pain, just remember that two or three more mpgs can mean more money in your pocket. 
 
Time Your Drives to Avoid Traffic
Try timing your drives to avoid heavy traffic hours. Obviously, this won’t work for the 9-5ers out there (we empathize, we swear), but those who can may want to arrange more unusual working hours with their bosses. Stop and go traffic, especially when the engine is cold, leads to more stress on your car’s working parts. More stress equals more maintenance – and we know how much that can cost.
 
Tolls 
While tolls are only applicable to some, those whom they affect can spend over $1200 a year on fees alone. Spend some time looking into frequent driver’s passes, like the FasTrak out in California’s Bay Area. Not only do they offer discounts, they make going through the traffic caught at the toll plaza a much less stressful event. 
 
Parking
Most offices are situated in urban areas, which means parking is often an expensive problem. Your work may not cover parking costs for employees (check into it if you’re not sure), but there are always deals to be found. Look for coupons at lots near you, compare monthly passes or just ask around for the best deal. Chances are you’ll be able to shave a few dollars off your parking rates by just doing a little detective work. 
 


 

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