The Broke Man’s Guide To A Broke-Ass Road Trip

Usa Road Road Trip Route 66 Country Wide Highway
Usa Road Road Trip Route 66 Country Wide Highway

Usa Road Road Trip Route 66 Country Wide Highway

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‘Road trip? This summer? Count me in! Oh, wait, hang on a minute – I can’t afford it because I’m broke!’

It is amazing how many people respond like this when the opportunity of hitting the road rears its head. Unfortunately, most of us can’t drop everything and get behind the wheel because we don’t have the cash. It’s annoying, but road trips are pretty expensive, so money is essential. Or is it?

Yes, money helps, but does it mean we can’t have one of the best experiences of our life because we’re broke? No, the truth is that anyone without the necessary funds can go; they just have to follow these tips. Safe travels!

Get A Cheap Rental

The car is the biggest expense, and cars don’t come cheap. But, there is no need to buy one because rentals are everywhere. Depending on the location of the trip, the area will be full of dealerships that are dying to rent a car. They want to take advantage of the influx of road trippers, and they will offer the best prices as a result. Sure, it isn’t always the best idea if the deal isn’t a good one, but shoppers can look around for the best prices. Also, give the contract a lot of attention because no one wants a massive bill at the end of the trip.

Buy Second Hand

A rental is cool, but it is restricting. When we hit the open road, we want to feel the wind in our hair, hear the music blasting from the speakers, and embrace the freedom. It’s impossible to do that when we have to worry about the car. A car that isn’t a rental, then, is an excellent option. So many other road trippers think ‘I will sell my broken car that no one wants,’ which means there’s plenty on the market. Don’t worry about the term ‘broken’ either. The car will need some work – it is an occupational hazard of a road trip – but a mechanic isn’t too expensive.

Share A Motor

Sites like Zipcar and getaround.com are awesome for those of us that want a cheap motor. Why? It’s because they are car-sharing sites, and they are perfect for keeping the price down. Although it sounds a little naïve, residents of towns and cities are willing to offer their car for a few days for a small price. It might not take up the entire road trip, but it’s possible to do it in a variety of places across a big number of countries. The overall cost is so much cheaper than a traditional lease.

Don’t Take A Car

Anyone ever wanted to hitchhike? Well, now is a perfect time to tick it off the bucket list! Because cars cost so much, it is a good idea not to pay for one. Stupid as it sounds (road trip, duh!), it works because other drivers will pick up hitchhikers and drop them off at their destination. Of course, there is an element of risk, so please be careful. But, as long as no one travels alone, everything should work out fine.

Hopefully, these car tips won’t stop you from hitting the road when the opportunity arises.

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