I have a fantastically cheap and proven technique for you to cut your gasoline consumption and bill by 20%. That’s right folks, step right up and hear about how you can cut that bill one one-fifth! It sounds unbelievable but it doesn’t involve buying any gadget that you attach to your car or an additive that you’ll need to put into the fuel, it’s a time tested technique that I can guarantee will cut your gasoline bill by nearly 20%. You won’t even have to buy anything from some late night infomercial… do you know what I’m talking about? I’m talking about carpooling.
Before you run for the door or click to another site, consider this – if you carpool to work just one day a week, you can cut your gasoline consumption by one-fifth. On the day that you’re driving, you’ll probably use up a little more gasoline than your normal commute because you’ll need to pick someone up and the amount of weight your car is carrying has increased, but that’s in the noise… you’re saving tangible money here!
The point is that you don’t need to carpool every. single. day. Just one single solitary day of minor inconvenience. For me, I have class on Monday and Thursday night which means either my prospective carpool compatriots will need to conform to my schedule or I drive myself those days. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are wide open. I could easily carpool on those days as my schedule is more flexible. What about people who need to pick up kids after school around 2 or 3 pm? They just need to find other people at their office that can leave around 2 or 3 pm, or they work out their schedules in other ways. Ultimately, it’s about how much hassle are you willing to take on in order to save money on gas (you can calculate your savings if you know how much each mile costs to drive).
If you find several people at work who are willing to carpool, you leverage your one drive into multiple trips. You pick up two other people and now you’re talking about cutting your bill by 40%. Pick up three, now maybe you’re talking 60% of your gas bill erased in one fell swoop. But for now, try it just one day. One day a week or one day every other week, see how it integrates with your schedule and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Carpool just one day. Just one.