Summer Savings Tip: Carpool

Spending way too much at the pump?

Are the costs of car repair adding up?

Is the trade-in value of your vehicle dropping as the odometer rises?

All things considered, you could be talking big bucks!

Here’s a simple savings tip: Carpool!

Carpooling could cut your drive-alone commuting cost by as much as 75 percent. It could add a year or two to the life of your vehicle. And it could cut down on repairs. The total savings could be significant.

Wondering how to go about organizing a carpool? National Geographic’s Green Living site can get you started with 7 helpful tips. Add these 7 ground rules for establishing a successful carpool from Edmunds.com, and you should be well on your way.

Of course, don’t forget the number one rule of carpooling – stay safe and take precautions such as making sure someone knows your travel plans (when you will be home and where you are going).

And, don’t forget about the mass transit or vanpool savings available if your company participates  in the Commuter Choice Maryland program. Ask at work!

Do you carpool?

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