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How to Save Money by Parking in the Shade

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On our everyday shopping trips, we all usually try to park as close to the door as we can. While this may get you in the door faster, it may be costing you money without even knowing it. How? Because you’re not parking in the shade.

If that parking spot is in the direct sun and it’s a hot summer day, your money is evaporating before your eyes. Extreme heat can wreak havoc on cars and can lead to costly repairs. Items such as your tires, battery, and paint are particularly susceptible to damage.

Parking in the Shade

Parking in the shade can save money on wear, tear and even gas. Photo: Alex92287

In addition to causing damage, the heat causes your gasoline to evaporate, even in a closed tank. It also makes your air conditioner work harder once you’re in the car, using even more gas.

So, walk that extra 50 yards and park at the back of the parking lot in the shade. Parking in the shade can save you money in more than one way, and it wouldn’t hurt to get a little bit more exercise too.

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