5 travel costs to avoid on a road trip

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Millions of people will hit the road this year on their next great American road trip. And as the weather gets warmer, even more will be venturing out on those long stretches of highway.

A road trip often means big bucks will be laid out on travel costs. From pricey snacks to premium fuel to costly car washes, the route between your home and your destination is a virtual minefield of unnecessary purchases that can drain your pocketbook. Read on to find Bankrate’s list of travel costs you can steer clear of.