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How to Carpool

If you're looking for various ways to save money (specifically, on gas), then you may try carpooling with co-workers, friends, or those who live close to you. Are you unaware of how you can properly go about the task of carpooling? Don't fear - there are tips below that can help you accomplish this goal.

Carpooling Made Easy

At first, the idea of carpooling may seem difficult or intimidating. However, once you start participating in the act, you may discover how convenient it truly is. To gain better results with the process, try these instructions:

Agree on a Departure Point

Okay, so the first tip may be to find people who actually live close to you and want to carpool. However, the next step is agreeing on a departure point. Carpooling is all about planning. Once you find a person to carpool with and a place in which you are going to leave from, you need to make a plan (i.e. what time you're going to leave, who's going to drive on what days, etc.) and stick to it. Sticking with the plan will make the process go a lot smoother.

Make Some Rules

To avoid awkwardness, you may want to make some ground rules. For example, do you want people smoking in your car? Should the driver be talking on their cell phone? Is it really smart to be talking about work and other co-workers? Sure, it may be difficult to bring these topics up, by doing so earlier will be better than later.

Does Everyone Know the Plan and the Rules?

What's the point of making a plan and setting rules if people don't know about them? When carpooling, it's important to keep everyone in the loop. Therefore, make sure there is no confusion and that everyone is well aware of what is taking place.

Enjoy the Experience

You should never feel as if carpooling a chore or a hassle. In fact, you should feel the complete opposite about carpooling. Your friend or co-worker may be benefiting from the experience, but so are you. You'll be saving time, money, as well as adding interest to your daily commute.

Are You Ready to Carpool?

Remember, you can always try carpooling and see how it goes. If you don't like it or it just doesn't work for you and your needs, you can end the act at any time. However, you may just find that you actually like the experience!


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