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How Hawaiians Can Save on Their Car Costs

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Save money this year with these tips!
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Owning a car is expensive in Hawaii, even in the best of times. As the whole country faces issues like the rising prices of gas and new and used vehicles, how can Hawaiians help reduce their car costs? We have a few tips on how to keep costs down.

Get an electric vehicle or a smaller car

Gas prices around the country have reached record highs recently. Thanks to supply issues due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, gas is now over $5 per gallon across Hawaii. The best way to reduce this cost, both in the short and long term, is to purchase an electric vehicle. Though EV infrastructure is not extensive yet,

However, electric vehicles are in high demand right now, and buying a car is also very expensive. If it’s not in your budget to purchase an EV, consider downsizing the vehicle you do buy. Smaller vehicles not only consume less gasoline, but they also cost less to register in Hawaii. Registration fees include a charge of a few cents per pound that the vehicle weighs. So, buying a lighter vehicle will save you money on your registration fees for years to come.

Perform regular maintenance

Short of buying a more efficient vehicle than the one you have now, the best way to save money on a car is to maintain it well. Maintenance seems tedious and unnecessary much of the time, but the opposite is true. Regular maintenance keeps your car running as efficiently and smoothly as possible, and it prevents costly repairs when something breaks. And it costs far more to buy a whole new vehicle than it does to maintain the one you have. Even if you buy a brand new car, it will need maintenance eventually. Maintaining your current car reduces gas costs and prevents you from needing to incur the cost of a whole new vehicle.

Moving to Hawaii? Ship your vehicle

Buying a car, new or used, is incredibly expensive right now, and it will remain that way as long as COVID-related supply chain issues remain. So, if you’re moving to Hawaii, you shouldn’t try to buy a new vehicle there. Instead, trust the experts at Hawaii Auto Transportation to get your current vehicle there safe and sound! It costs far less to use our service than to buy a new car, and you won’t have to let go of the car that you’ve become so attached to. We’ll make it easy for you to get your car quickly and save money!

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