Next to owning a home, cars are the second biggest expense you can have in your life. Here are some tips, from lowering car insurance prices, gas prices, car maintenance and a whole more to help you save a bundle of cash.

When it comes to car insurance, some people, especially young men, have rates that hit the moon. Websites like http://www.insurance.com and http://www.esurance.com can come in real handy to save money. Just by inputting some basic information, you can find out a company that could beat the rate you currently have.

Here’s a tip on gas. When you’re driving on the highway, avoid filling the gas tank near an exit. The rates are always higher at these places that may also have fast food places for you to eat as well. You could end up spending $5 or more than you would if you filled up in your city or town.

Cruise control saves on gas on the open roads. When it comes to wet roads, avoid using it – it can take up a lot of gas.

A handy tip I got from Everyday Cheapskate’s Greatest Tips by Mary Hunt is baking soda is good to use for removing tar, bugs and stuff like paint from another car. This is much cheaper than commercial products you may buy at places like Home Depot.

If you’re in the market for a new car – call your insurance agent first. Based on the type of car you buy – this can make a big difference in how much you pay in insurance. Make sure you’re getting the best “bang for your bucks.” Also, if you’re in the market for a car, check out http://www.edmunds.com first – there’s a heap of information that can help you make the best decision for you.

If you travel with a child in the car, keep old towels, bath mats, etc. underneath the car seat to avoid unwanted spills from your precious one.

Also to remove any stains from the interior of your car, try a vinegar and water solution with an old toothbrush to clean up the mess.

Getting into your car is essential to get the motor running. If you lose your keyless remote, try dropping by a department store to pick up a substitute, rather than to your dealership. You can save a lot of money.

Remember to wear your seatbelt and with all the money you’ll save – you can buy me a car.

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