Do you find yourself making constant trips to the store in your car? No matter how hard you try to plan ahead, sometimes it’s just not that easy is it? While you may need a big family car for the kids, using it for short trips when you’re on your own is not the best use of your money – add up all those little trips, and that’s a lot of gas you’ve used. This is money which I’m sure you’d rather have spare to make your family a little more financially secure.
Many people are now looking at scooters as a cheaper, more environmentally friendly way of making these short trips to work or to the grocery store. For a relatively small initial outlay, you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to making those short trips.
Just how much will you save on fuel? The typical US car costs between $60 and $70 to fill up, but scooters usually require less than $10 to fill the tank. Fuel usage in vehicles is measured by the number of miles travelled per gallon of gas, or mpg, and this can vary significantly depending on what type of car you have. Typical sedans can get between 30 and 40 mpg, but larger cars significantly less – you can find out the MPG of your car here. A new scooter usually offers well in excess of 70mpg – some even go as high as 140mpg.
Scooters are also very useful if you live in the city, as they are nimble enough to cut through lanes of stationary traffic, dramatically reducing your travel time, and while you will need insure the machine, have a look at a specialist insurer’s website such as MCEand you’ll see the cost is minimal compared to car insurance.
So think about whether a scooter is an option for you, not only will you cut your fuel bills, you’ll be helping the planet too!