As the weather warms up, you may consider hitting the road for a cross-country trip. While road trips can be seemingly inexpensive compared to flying, small costs can add up. To avoid unnecessary expenses, here are four tips on how you can get the most out of your road trip while spending the least amount of money. 

  1. Make sure your car maintenance is up to date 
    Before you take off for your road trip, perform a car maintenance check-up on your vehicle. Not only can regular preventive maintenance save you money in the long run, but it also helps avoid preventable breakdowns while on the road. 
  2. Pack what you need 
    Forgetting items at home can end up being costly. Make sure to double-check your bags to ensure you packed all your necessities like toiletries, electronics and entertainment. For an added touch, stop at any Cenex® location to grab snacks before you hit the road. 
  3. Use cruise control 
    To save on fuel and increase its efficiency, consider slowing down or using cruise control. Maintaining a consistent speed can help reduce the likelihood of a speeding ticket and keep your focus on the road. 
  4. Map out your route 
    In the event that your cell service gives out or your GPS loses signal, it’s important to know where you’re going. Take some time before your trip to map out your route, including supporting your locally owned and operated Cenex locations to fill up on gas or snacks along the way!

Road trips can be a cost-effective way to travel across the country. To keep your road trip inexpensive, make sure you prepare ahead of time to keep yourself and your vehicle safe during your travels.  

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