How to cut your fuel costs?

How to cut your fuel costs?

As life begins to return to normal following the Covid-19 pandemic we’re all looking for ways in which we can save money.

Buying the cheapest petrol and diesel is the easiest way to cut your fuel costs but there are other things you can do to get the most mileage out of your tank.

You can use websites such as Petrol Map to locate the cheapest fuel in your area…


Fuel saving tips:

  • Sensible Driving
    • Concentrate on the road ahead, anticipating the actions of other drivers and potential hazards. Minimising the amount of braking and acceleration you do will minimise the amount of fuel you use.
  • Stay aerodynamic
    • Wind resistance increases fuel consumption
    • Try to keep windows closed and high speeds and remove roof racks and boxes when not in use.
  • Maintenance
    • Get your car serviced regularly to maintain engine efficiency and make sure you’re using the correct engine oil
  • Reduce weight
    • A lighter car will use less fuel so don’t drive around with unnecessary and heavy items in your car.
  • Check your tyres
    • 20% of a car’s fuel consumption, or one tank in every five, is used to overcome the rolling resistance of tyres, and the rolling resistance actually increases if your tyres are under-inflated.
    • Low tyre pressure and the resulting increase in rolling resistance leads directly to higher fuel consumption. In a car, tyres under inflated by 15 psi (1 bar) lead to 6% greater fuel consumption. That’s an increase of £150 every year on a fuel spend of £2,500 per year.
  • Switch off your engine
    • Many newer cars automatically turn off when stationary and when the car is in neutral. If yours doesn’t, turn off your engine when you’ve stopped for an extended period in order to save fuel.


Or how about you ‘Ditch the Car’?!

Sounds obvious, but the simplest way to save on your fuel costs is to cut your car use, try walking or cycling for shorter journeys, not only will it help your fuel costs but it could benefit your health and mental well-being as well.

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