Road trippers cut out a lot of expenses in Australia. In this day and age it’s expensive to fly whether you are travelling domestically or internationally. As the airline industry continue to add fees for the most trivial things it only makes sense to take a road trip as opposed to flying. However, even though not as expensive, road trips can get pretty pricey too. If you want to save some money on your adventure and have cheap holidays, you might what to consider the following penny pinching tips before setting off.
Plan your roadtrip
You will be surprised at how many people just wake up one morning and decide to go on a road trip without any planning.
This may sound like common knowledge, but you will be surprised at how many people just wake up one morning and decide to go on a road trip without any planning. Failing to make a plan can cost you time and money. Before you get on the road, research your destination, cheap accommodation deals and the best route to get there. Take a GPS and a map before you set out.
Save on fuel
Some fuel stations in Australia are more expensive than others, before you leave find out where the cheapest filling stations are on your route. If you own a credit card that awards cash back on fuel purchases, use it.
Another handy tip to save on fuel is to drive at the legal speed limit, when you speed excessively your vehicle uses more fuel. Speeding also increases the risk of expensive tickets, so regardless of fuel efficiency it is always a good idea not to speed.
Have your car serviced
Before hitting the road, schedule a tune up and get your tires checked. By making sure that your car is in good condition before you begin your travels you will avoid breakdowns and costly repairs while on the road.
You will find plenty of chain restaurants during your road trip which makes it easy to grab a meal that you are familiar with. Before your trip, start collecting discount coupons which will enable you to save money on each meal.
Make packed lunch
You don’t need to eat out all the time, carry a cooler and pack it with foods that you can make on the go such as sandwiches and handy snacks like peanuts and breakfast bars.
Once you have established your destination and route look for daily deals in the locations that you plan on visiting. This way you can save money on local attractions, activities and food.
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