Gas prices are on the rise and the Jones’s don’t know where to turn. Unfortunately employers don’t pay more to compensate for the escalating cost of fuel. This leaves families struggling to figure out the means to deal with the extra cost of travel. Less families are going on vacations, visiting relatives and taking unnecessary trips away from home.More and more people are turning to electric powered cars, but trading in your car to incur the added expense of a new vehicle just isn’t viable for many families. In fact, it might not even be the wisest choice. The practical choice would be to simply convert your existing automobile into an electric one. This would give you all of the benefits of owning an electric car, without the hassle of car shopping, giving up a vehicle you love and are used to, and eliminate getting yourself into high payments.Converting your vehicle into an electric powered vehicle is actually quite affordable, much more so than today’s gas prices, and it is certainly more affordable than purchasing a new vehicle. Plus, you are saving yourself the added problems and worries that come with purchasing a new vehicle. Keep the car you already committed to and turn it into a vehicle that fits your needs.What is entailed in the electric car conversion is the removing of the gas engine of your vehicle, replacing it with electric car counterparts such as electric motors, water pump, batteries, and several other parts needed for an electric vehicle to run. Generally, you can just follow instructions given in the electric car kits for the entire procedure.While one doesn’t have to necessarily be a professional mechanic to convert their current vehicle to an electric one, you should have basic skills and knowledge of how the engine works to install the conversion kit yourself. If you have no knowledge, that’s okay, there are many good mechanics out there that would install your electric conversion kit for a reasonable price. Remember, in the long run the one time fee of a mechanics services would be well worth it. In the future, while everyone else is still sighing over the rising price of gas, you can be relishing in the fact that you still have the car you originally bought, picked out because it suited your wants and needs, all while beating those ridiculous prices at the pump.So before going down and trading in Bessy for a new and more expensive, electric car, consider instead turning Bessy into that inexpensive to run car that she used to be, and you hoped that she would one day be again.