Part 5: Demanding Winter 2023 – Ultimate 100 Tips Guide to be Prepared and Survive – Transportation and Travel Saving Tips

Demanding Winter 2023 – Ultimate 100 Tips Guide to be Prepared and Survive – Part 5: Transportation and travel saving tips

Winter is here, and in many countries around the world, it's challenging citizen life. Higher inflation, higher energy prices, and higher food and gas prices create a situation where people can barely get by. 

If you're worried about how to keep yourself and your family afloat this winter, we've got 100 tips to help.

Here you may find the fifth part of the list – Transportation and travel saving tips.

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77. Watch the prices

It is worth buying fuel when you can get it cheap.

78. Turn off the car's electrical equipment

Don't keep the car's electrical devices, such as seat or window heaters, on unnecessarily. Those are consuming fuel also when you don't need them.

79. Preheat the car properly

When the temperature drops below five Celsius degrees below zero, you should always preheat the car. It saves the engine, reduces emissions, and lowers fuel consumption.

80. Check the tire pressure

The car will consume more fuel or electricity if the tire pressure is too low. The forces drop when it's freezing, so it's worth keeping an eye on them. Taking care of tire pressure is also a safety measure.

81. Remove excess load from the car

Unnecessary weight increases consumption, so carrying around unnecessary junk, even in the car, is not a good idea.

82. Consider what is suitable driving speed

If you drive at 100 km/h instead of 120 km/h, you can easily save a liter or two fuel per 100 km.

83. Take the car off from traffic use during the extended holiday

In many countries, for example, a vehicle left unused in the yard during the holiday could be covered by cheaper car standstill insurance. Removing a vehicle from traffic use is easy and affordable.

84. Prefer carpooling

The simplest way to reduce fuel consumption is to not use a car. When traveling to work or taking children, carpooling is worth it.

85. Use your own muscles to move

If the trip is short, walking saves on expenses and gets you good daily exercise. You can also get around by bike all year round.

86. Prefer public traffic

In the best case, you can save quickly by using public transport. The commuter connection parking options should also be kept in mind.

87. Adopt a proactive driving style

Anticipation and reading the traffic are the most essential things in an economical, fuel-saving driving style. Keeping reasonable safety distances makes it easier in many situations.

88. Accelerate quickly to the desired speed

You should promptly accelerate to the desired speed. The so-called "steam acceleration" should be forgotten.

89. Get a new car with less fuel consumption

Fuel consumption can be influenced by choosing a vehicle that consumes less. A newer car is often more economical, but the vehicle's design is also essential. For example, an SUV consumes more than a sleeker model.

90. Use the cruise control less often

Cruise control cannot be used in traffic jams and is only sometimes the most economical option. For example, cruise control does not predict rises and falls of the speed.

91. Remove the unnecessary roof rack or ski box

Air resistance increases fuel consumption, so an unused roof rack or ski box should be taken down from the car's roof.

91. Remember to maintain the car

Regular maintenance procedures, such as changing the air filter or oil, can help save on fuel costs.

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