When it comes to doing business, there are a number of expenses to take into account. While some are obvious, like marketing, others are more insidious. One such insidious business expense is that of transportation. Transportation is so embedded into our lives we often don’t even think of how it relates to our work, but it invariably does. Every day that we drive to and from work is another day of wear and tear on your car, and that adds up. Luckily there are a few ways to reduce this wear and tear on your car.
First and foremost, walk more. If you’re going somewhere not too far away, don’t even bother driving there; just walk instead. Walking will preserve your car longer and save you money not only on repairs, but also on gas, so there’s not really an excuse. A good rule of thumb is to avoid driving if you’re traveling less than a mile. It may take a little more time, but it’s worth it.
However, many of us don’t have time to spare. Luckily, there’s an alternative. Public transportation isn’t exactly glamorous, but it gets the job done. It’s also not all that expensive. A bus ride often only costs a dollar or two, and a couple bucks a day beats the cost of repairing your car when the time inevitably comes. And, it is inevitable.
When you have to repair your car, it’s in your best interest to learn to make the repairs yourself. It can be very complex and require a lot of training, but, again, it beats paying for costly repairs. When you’re only paying for parts and making the repairs yourself, you’re saving a ton of money. So, do your research and, when the time comes, buy your own parts from a retailer like Autozone before repairing your own vehicle.