Fuel hikes, automotive wear-and-tear and road tolls can quickly sink a household budget. Indeed, the average Australian household spends around AUD$8,000 ($7,007) each year on transport, of which AUD$2,500 ($2,200) on average is for fuel, according to Australian cycling group Bicycle Network.
The average US household spends almost $3,000 a year on gasoline alone, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
But there are ways to be more savvy about commuting. Technology can help. Smartphone applications, available around the globe, will re-route you around accidents and traffic jams in real time or guide you to the closest and cheapest gas station.
Click ‘play’ to learn about new ways to save hundreds on fuel every year — in 90 seconds.