You may drive through multiple toll booths every single morning on your way to work and back to your house each night. Maybe you almost never encounter a toll booth. Regardless, you must pay every time you go through a toll. This can be frustrating, as you work hard for your money. When you factor in the cost of a trip, you need to include not just money for gas but toll money as well. This is very important, according to www.performancedodge.com, based out of Woodbury, NJ. Continue reading to find out ways that you can save on the expense of tolls!
Get an Electronic Payment Method
An EZ-Pass or similar electronic-payment method will not only reduce your toll costs, but will save you time at the toll both as well. With an EZ-Pass or similar method, you may not have to stop for the toll at all, and it may be like you never actually went through a toll because of how quick it makes things. We also recommend that if you are renting a car, you bring your EZ-Pass or other type of electronic payment with you. However, ensure that the rental car’s transponder box is closed before use. It is also becoming more common for electronic-payment only roads to pop up. If you do not have an EZ-Pass or a similar system for the toll, a picture of your car will be taken and you will later be billed for payment, often with an administrative fee tacked on.
That’s right. If you or a co-worker wants to take a break from driving, you can split the cost of tolls. This will benefit both of you. In addition, it is a given that you will be dividing up the gas. You will both have more money to spend on other things if you decide to divvy up the cost once in a while.
Avoid Toll Roads
We know that this may be easier said than done, however, it is possible. When you are looking up a driving route online, many websites will let you check an option if you would like to avoid tolls. Many people feel that this is an easy way to avoid tolls. You will also have a more interesting drive, with more shops, farms, lakes and streams to see on your way to your destination, whereas the highway is just about all trees. Toll booths can get backed up during commuting hours, too, costing you more in gas and time. Thank goodness for the internet and all the driving resources it offers! We honestly do not remember how we got from place to place without the internet…oh, yes, roadmaps.
As we have indicated above, three main ways that you can save on tolls are to use an electronic payment method, to carpool or to drive a route that does not include tolls at all. We hope that you have enjoyed this article on how to save money on toll booths!