Want to save $12,000?
Trying to save some money now? Looking to save some money in the future?
If you are thinking about buying a car here are the true costs of owning a car:
You need to consider
- Wear and tear
According to US Auto Associations, the true cost of owning and operating a car in the USA is $9,000 – $14,000 per year. If you don’t own a car you could potentially be saving $12,000 every year!
So, what can be done if you already own a car and want to save money?
You could look at ways of saving that average $12,000 per year by
- Lending your car (You can rent to other students, check out the Stetson Classifieds at https://secure.stetson.edu/programs/classifieds/)
- Rent a car (Try out Zipcar)
- Use a bicycle or walk when you don’t really need to drive
Car sharing and biking are efficient ways to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector, as well as free up huge amounts of space currently occupied by parked cars.
With a small mind-set change, we can all save money – and the planet!
Stetson Cycles would like to remind you that biking is almost always a viable option. Come to the bike shop next to Health Services on Tuesday from 9AM-12noon or Thursday from 12noon-2:30PM to get a bicycle, get free bike repairs or get trained as a bicycle technician. Vist us on Facebook or email email@example.com to find out about our Weekly Rides and to find out what events we will be at in the community.