A road trip is a great way to see the country on your own schedule. However, if you don’t plan out a budget, the expenses can add up pretty quickly. Here are some ways that you can save money on your summer road trips.
Before leaving on a long trip, take your car in for maintenance and to make sure everything is running properly. While this won’t 100% prevent any possible car trouble, it will reduce the likelihood of needing to use roadside assistance
Pack a cooler of food to bring on your trip so you don’t need to stop multiple times on your trip. Bringing along items that can make quick meals on the road, such as bread, deli meats, fruit, vegetables, etc. will go a lot further than stopping for fast food along the way.
There are apps available that you can use to track the price of gas can vary from station to station. Using this information, you can plan where you’ll stop for gas before you leave.
Download everything you think you’ll need to your phone before you leave on your trip. This will help prevent the use of unnecessary data while you’re driving and keep your phone bill low. You should also bring along extra chargers just in case one gets lost or broken as these prices can be higher on the road.