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Between car payments, insurance and maintenance, owning a car isn't a cheap! All those costs can sometimes hurt our wallets. But, you can alleviate the pain of car driving costs.

You can change your driving habits or even get paid to let someone borrow your car! These seven ways to cut down on car driving costs are easy and will keep you on the road with a fatter wallet...

Do some more walking or bike riding

If it’s nice out and you don’t have to go too far, just take a stroll to where you need to go or ride your bike. Plus, it’ll keep you fit!

Try car sharing

 If you don’t use your car all the time, consider signing up for a car sharing company. It’s exactly how it sounds. People borrow your car for hours or days and you get it back with some extra cash to boot. Do this through a reputable agency though.

Lower your insurance

 Shop around for more affordable insurance. Car insurance can certainly add to your yearly driving bill so take a peek at what other insurance companies are offering and their prices.

Find the cheapest fuel prices

 Head online and find the cheapest fuel prices in your area and try to hit that spot when it’s time to fill up.

Use public transportation

 Every once in a while, considering using your town’s or city’s public transportation to work or to run errands.

Slow down and maintain

 If you drive slower and try to maintain a speed instead of jerking your car around, you’ll save on gas.

Do some of the maintenance yourself

 It costs a lot to go to the shop and have them fix up your car. Learn how to do some of the maintenance work yourself or enlist a friend or significant other to help. You can change your own lights, wiper blades, oil, wiper fluid, air filter with just a little time and effort. The more you do, the more you save!

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