Road Trips will Save You Money

Road Trip Ready

We recently read an article by the Car Care Council, “With Airfares Soaring, Driving is the Way to Go,” they         illustrated a comparison of the cost of flying vs. driving.  Below are some of the major points:

The Car Care Council compared the cost of flying vs. driving for a family of four traveling 1,000 miles round-trip and this is what they found:

Flying: $1,441 (or $361 per ticket), based on 2011 third quarter statistics from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.  Then on top of this factor in checked bag fees, transportation to and from the airport and/parking.

Driving: Even if the gas prices reached $5 a gallon, the cost for a family of four traveling by SUV would be $350. The Car Care Council’s driving cost figure includes the cost of gasoline, tire wear, and maintenance base on AAA’s vehicle operating costs.

Luckily, “prices at the pump have been ticking lower… and it appears they’ll continue falling as the driving season approaches,” according to CNN Money reports.

So, this got us thinking that the travel season is fast approaching and we want to help you make the most out of your vacations. So, we are starting a blog series, Road Trip Ready in order for you to be fully prepared for whatever trips you may be beginning with your family or friends. Check back every Friday for the next couple weeks to get advice from our family of car experts about what it takes to be Road Trip Ready!

What type of questions would you like our family of car experts to answer for you? Let us know in the comments section below!

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