Thrift is the most intelligent use of time, energy, health and resources including money. Washing the car in the winter may seem like a waste of money - a short sighted view. You will save gas in the short term and the under carriage of your car as well.
For those of us living in places where it snows every winter, we know what it's like to drive in the snow, slush, ice, and muck, and what it does to our cars. Everybody seems to be driving around in cars that are the same shade of gray. Well, there's actually an even better reason to cough up the few dollars and take your car for a wash (if you can't do it at home). All of the ice, snow, and dirt that sticks to your car can add a lot of extra weight and affect your gas mileage. You probably don't realize how much of this snowy dirt is stuck behind your tires and on the underside of your car.
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Save gas by checking out our Monday Thrifty Tips and applying them to your own personal transportation. Oil Prices are on the rise, and Frugal Living requires that you do all you can to save gas. We're obsessed with ways to save money!
I love cars and I love the freedom of driving, covering territory on my own schedule. Your car is supposedly the second largest investment you will make. Well, that’s a classic case of anti thrift! A stupid idea some pundit preached on the news and people believed it. Or, a bank used it in a slogan to sell more car loans. Either way, a car is a tool, a piece of equipment to get you from point A to point B quickly; but, it depreciates as quickly as can be. More accurately, your car may be the second largest expense you ever own, next to your home. Cars cost money – they never pay you. For frugal living and your car, gas mileage and auto repairs need to be controlled. If you want to save gas, a crucial endeavour if you want to save money and grow your wealth, you have to follow money saving tips and buy a fuel efficient car. Do it yourself auto repair will save money too – start learning today!
Frugal living is waste free! Frugal living requires practical skills. Frugal living is applied thrift. Frugal living means spotting fads. Frugal living embraces efficiency. Frugal living is made up of thousands of money saving tips. Frugal living facilitates faster debt repayment. Frugal living accelerates wealth creation!