Hitting the open highway for a cross-province road trip may not be as cost effective as frugal travelers think. Price gouging gas stations, sky high insurance premiums and unexpected vehicle wear and tear can put any vacationer’s wallet to work!
Looking to cut down on your car expenses? Check out our handy infographic, the latest edition to the RateSupermarket.ca Cost Of series. Whether you’re headed across the country, or just commuting nine to five, you can save with these on-the-road money management tips.
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About RateSupermarket.ca’s Cost Of Series
RateSupermarket.ca’s “Cost Of” series, breaks down the real financial impact of everyday expenses facing Canadians, along with tips for effective money management.