Denver Auto Body Shop Tips: Save Gas and Carpool to Work

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Accurate Auto Body Denver No Comments

160145084 Driving to work can be a drain on your gas bill. It’s certainly a drain on everybody’s carbon footprint, and with everybody doing it at the same time between three hours in the morning and evening, it seems like there simply has to be a better way. Fortunately, a method that this Denver auto body shop is particularly fond of is carpooling. Carpooling is one of the better ways to save gas and the environment. It’s no secret that many Denver highways feature HOV lanes exclusive for carpoolers, allowing you to bypass traffic on the roads every time and get to work faster.

But evidently, there are a few issues to carpooling; otherwise everybody would honestly do it. First and foremost, you need to find people to carpool with. Often the people you work with don’t necessarily live in the vicinity of where you live, making carpooling seem like a challenge. However, there are a couple of solutions here. First, if you don’t all live in the same neighborhood, but happen to live in areas that are on the way to work, then you all might as well designate a place to meet on the way where one person can agree to carpool. While you still may have to drive in the morning, you won’t have to always make the trek to your job, rather you will be driving only a portion of the way every day, which is still better than going the whole way. Furthermore, you don’t necessarily have to carpool with people you work with. If you’ve become friendly with your neighbors, and you know they happen to work in the same vicinity of where you work, say downtown, then you all might as well carpool together in that case too.

Another issue is being tied to your carpool group. If something comes up, you may need to leave in a hurry, and if you carpooled to work, your only means of getting home would still be at work. But it’s a sacrifice you would have to weigh against your financial need. Consider that carpooling saves you an average of 56,000 miles per year. When gas is at $3.50 per gallon, you are essentially saving $196,000 that you would have been spending on gas money. That’s a considerable amount of money saved on a yearly basis. If something does come up, you can try to arrange for a ride either through your usual carpooler or a family member or friend in the area. If you know you will need to leave work early or temporarily, you can always forego carpooling that particular day. There are always solutions; it’s just a matter of determining if the benefits outweigh the costs.

How To Use This Information

Carpooling can be a great idea if you can organize it effectively. The money you save from carpooling can really help you cost cut considerably, which is a huge benefit as the country goes through its recovery. If you are ever the designated carpooler, then people will be depending on your car to be working at all times to get them to work as well as you. So make sure to stop by our Denver auto body shop and get your car checked to ensure it’s ready to be relied upon. For more information, give us a call at 303-344-2212 or visit our website.

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