17 Lies Everyone Tells You About Road Trips

Next time you’re thinking of packing a few friends into your car and hitting the open road, consider this list of lies. These tricky tales are often used to lure unsuspecting passengers into chipping in for gas. Read on for a road trip reality check:

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It’s the Cheap Way to Travel

The affordability of any road trip depends on the number of passengers. In some cases, a flight may be the cheaper option, even when traveling with a friend. Be sure to calculate distance and gas costs prior to setting out.

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No One Actually Runs Out of Gas

You’re driving along and the gas gauge hits empty, but you’re cool as a cucumber. We all know it goes a little past that tiny E, don’t we?

It definitely does – but not that far! Yes, your vehicle will run out of gas if you don’t fill it up regularly; it happens more often than you’d think.

Stay on the safe side and fill ‘er up often. Your butt could use the break anyway.

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The Radio Is All You Need

The radio is great on a road trip, but it can get old pretty fast. Traveling from town to town, shifting from station to station, there’s going to be a lot of fuzz and a lot of times when your only options are boring local news and golden oldies. Bring your CDs and load up your iPod to fill in that empty air.