There are many ways to save money when you look at your vehicle. Â Sometimes it is the biggest expense we have in our budget outside of housing.
One way we conserve funds is by using a toll road transponder. Â Usually you pay a deposit up front (which is returned when the transponder is). Â In Ontario there is not a monthly fee to use it. Â Just having a transponder in your vehicle will save the video toll fee. Â This is especially useful for a family with small children. Â Without the transponder you are charged each time you enter the toll road. Â Imagine you are on the toll road. Â Cha-ching $3.25 to get on (plus the cost of the toll). Â 3 exits down the road your own Poppet has to go. Â You know. Â The mad rush to find a bathroom! Â When you return to the toll road, cha-ching, you are hit with another $3.25 non-transponder video toll charge (the cost for processing your license plate via photo rather than transponder signal). Â With a transponder you only ever pay the toll fee for the kilometres driven.
It’s a small, but practical way to save. Â We only use ours once every couple of months, but since it doesn’t cost anything to just have it we find it more than worth it!