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Three Ways You Can Spend Less Time In The Car Running Errands And More Time Enjoying The Machine

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Most of the time when you step into your car, it’s because you need to get somewhere quickly to get something done. Most of these jobs are probably really dull and involve the same journeys time and time again, whether that’s to your office, your local supermarket or to your local retail park. When we’re in a rush, and we keep driving on the same old roads time and time again, it can be difficult to appreciate how well your vehicle drives or even how luxurious it feels to drive it. When you picked it out in the showroom, you probably imagined yourself going on big adventures past scenic sights, when in reality, you probably rarely have time for trips like those. With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can spend less time running errands and more time enjoying your car as a pastime.

Access your entertainment online

Previously if we wanted to enjoy a night in, we would have still needed a journey out to the local video or DVD rental store to pick out the film you wanted to watch. Nowadays, you’re probably already aware that you can simply stream one of the hundreds of films being added to different streaming services, like Netflix or Amazon Prime, every month. As well as movies, there is a long list of different entertainment companies that have also made the leap online. For example, previously, if you wanted to place a bet on a sports match, you would have had to drive to your local bookmakers, look up the odds, fill out the piece of paper and hand it to the bookmaker. If you were lucky enough to win, you would have then had to drive back to the same bookmaker to collect your winnings. Nowadays, if you want to bet on the football, you can access the latest odds and complete your betting on EFL with Unibet from their website. The even better news is that if you win, your money will appear in your account minutes after the final whistle.

Get those items delivered

Although you can stream videos and games online, there’s still one important part of movie night you might be missing – the snacks! Luckily an increasing number of takeaways and even restaurants are offering to deliver to your door using apps like Uber Eat. Of course, it wouldn’t be wise to live on a diet of just fast food, but luckily you can now also get your normal trolley’s worth of shopping delivered straight from the supermarket to your door.

Move work meetings online

One of the most frustrating journeys you can make is to a location where a work meeting has been scheduled. Depending on your work and how big your company is, this meeting could see you traveling across the country for merely a few hours of chat. To avoid these long journeys, try to encourage your colleagues and clients to use Zoom instead. Not only does it reduce the need for travel, but it reduces the need to hire out a big room when you need to meet lots of people at the same time.

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