With prices at an all-time high, here are 6 ways to save money on petrol and diesel.
1. Maintain correct tyre pressure
Keeping the tyres at the right pressure can make a difference.
2. Do the 20p tread check
Worn tyres waste fuel and money. Watch how to do the 20p tyre tread check.
3. Reduce excess weight from boot
Carrying around heavy stuff in the boot will burn fuel unnecessarily. Take it out now!
4. Only top up with what you need
Filling-up the tank adds to the weight you’re driving around and so needlessly burns fuel. Only top-up with what you need for the next week or so.
5. Go easy on the pedal
Speeding, unnecessary acceleration and gear changes is not only dangerous but risks landing you with a fine. It also wastes fuel. Smooth driving & gear changes saves money – as well as lives!
6. Avoid idling!
Idling wastes fuel – cut it out when you can. Better for environment too!
BONUS Tip – By the way, here’s one more way to save money on petrol… did you know an eco-friendlier grade of petrol, E10, has been replacing the current E5 grade at petrol stations recently? Check it out here. And see if your car will run on it here.
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