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How to get by with One-Car Family

How to get by with One-Car Family - Sit down together and take a close look at your family schedule. In order to eliminate a vehicle, you'll need to know where everybody needs to be on a regular basis and when they need to be there. Though there may be overlaps that seem insurmountable, don't automatically discard the idea of becoming a one-car family. There may be solutions you've overlooked.

Adjust working hours if you have some flexibility to do so. Maybe you can go to work a little bit later in the morning or your spouse can stay later. These slight adjustments may mean that one of you can be dropped off and picked up at work by the other. By the same token, explore the possibility that you may be able to use a company car if you only need transportation to, from and for your job.

How to get by with One-Car Family

Look at public transportation options. Although not all areas offer good and reliable public transportation, many larger cities have some sort of transit system. The cost of a monthly bus or train pass can be considerably less than the cost of gas, insurance and car maintenance--enough so that it's worth the slight inconvenience and loss of privacy.

Determine whether it would be more cost-efficient to rent a car once in while than to continue paying for insurance and registration fees for a rarely-used second vehicle.

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