Call a Cab - another option

Have you ever thought to call a cab when you needed to go somewhere. It's relatively common in some cities, and not so common in others. Nevertheless, it's an option to consider, especially if you don't own a car.

The relative difficulty or cost of this tip is rated 1 to 10. A rating of 10 suggests that this tip is the most difficult or most costly. Expected savings are also rated 1 to 10. A rating of 10 suggests that this tip will provide substantial savings in fuel, money or both.

Call a cab. Taxis have been around for a long time. They are meant to be a convenient way to get from door to door without needing a car. Nobody can save money on gas like a person that doesn’t own a car.

People who live in large cities use taxis all the time. They aren’t meant for long trips, or travel into the countryside, but for in town they can be one of the great cash and gas saving tips because they allow you to go without a car.

San Francisco is known for having taxis that are very reasonable to hire. The city is so compact that it doesn’t cost much to use a cab for hopping around town for dinner, drinks and entertainment. With a cab, there is no need to find a parking space, and that can be a major hassle in many large cities.

Even in smaller towns a cab can be a good choice if you need door to door transportation and you don’t own a vehicle. If you don’t need one, why own one? Hire a car and driver from the local taxi company when you really need to.

Let’s say you are going to a party. I assume that you’ll know people there. Couldn’t you call a cab to get to the party and then have someone at the party take you back home, or at least drop you off in your neighborhood? It doesn’t seem all that challenging to me.

The possibilities for transportation without a car are many, but since we like our independence, and we don’t want to impose, we tend to limit ourselves as to what we think is possible. We also like our instant gratification lifestyle. We want it now, and that includes private transportation that we consider a home away from home.

All it takes to operate without a car is a little planning. If you are a planner, you can probably save money on gas with this approach. You’ll have to plan where you live to be convenient to where you work and shop. And, you need to do a little more thinking and planning about going somewhere and then getting back home again.

Cost or difficulty: 4
Savings: 5

Done with Call a Cab, take me back to Save Gas

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