25 Ways to Cut Costs on a Road Trip

If you’re wondering how to save money on a road trip, a little bit of planning can go a long way.

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Cut Costs on a Road Trip

You can use FuelEconomy.gov’s Trip Calculator to determine which car will cost you the least in gas.

Fuel-Efficient Car

If you’re out of room in the car, using a rear-mounted cargo box or tray instead of a roof rack can improve your fuel economy by up to 12 percent.

Packing your Car Wisely

Packing a cooler with water bottles, drinks, hand-held snacks, and sandwiches before leaving home is proven frugal traveler trick.

Bringing Your Own Food

Not only will you probably get a large, filling meal, but you might even be able to take a piece of fruit

Hotels that Offer Free Breakfasts

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