Here’s How You Can Save Money on Your Road Trip

road trip savings

Spring is the perfect time for a family vacation, but let’s face: Traveling isn’t cheap. Never fear—there are plenty of ways that we Clark Griswolds of the world can be frugal and still take our family on great adventures. Here are three ways you can save money on your road trip.

  • Don’t speed: Sure, speeding will get you to your destination faster, but half the fun of road trips is the time you spend bonding while driving. Staying closer to the highway speed limit will ensure you optimize your fuel economy and will also make it a lot harder for a cop to justify giving you an expensive speeding ticket.
  • Pack snacks and food: Gas stations, diners, and vending machines can add up when it comes time to feed your family. Pack a cooler with sandwiches, fruits, and veggies. Don’t forget protein-packed snacks to keep you from getting hungry. You can even bring bottled water and coffee from home to help you save even more on dining expenses.
  • Be smart about lodging: You don’t have to stay in five-star hotels every night. Consider camping with the family or look at an affordable Airbnb as an alternative. If you have friends or family along your route that you haven’t seen in a while, consider staying with them—just be sure to take them out to dinner as a thank you.If you need more suggestions for how to save some cash on your next weekend escape or family vacation, contact us at L&L Motor. We’ll be happy to share our insights.

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is almost here, so now is time to start brainstorming the perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas. If your mom loves to put the pedal to the metal (or just spends a lot of time in the car, commuting to work, running errands, or carting you from point A to point B), why not get her something she can appreciate each time she gets behind the wheel?

Here are some great Mother’s Day gift ideas for car lovers:

  • Fun seat covers: You can add a pop of color to Mom’s car with a protective seat cover. She’ll also appreciate the practicality, as seat covers guard against spills, rips, and pet hair.
  • Car mount: Does your mom use her phone to navigate or stream audio while driving, but lament that she has to cram it in her cup holder? Get her a convenient air vent mount for a safe, hands-free experience.
  • Windshield shades: Keeping the sun from heating up the interior of the car on a hot day is made easy with windshield shades, but why settle for a bland monochromatic one? Find a fun one that fits Mom’s personality, like palm trees on the beach or adorable dogs.Contact us at L&L Motor for more suggestions on ways to shower Mom with appreciation this holiday.