14/03/2022 Useful Information All News
Fuel prices are once again on the up for all motorists, so today we wanted to share a few tips to get that extra bit of mileage out of your vehicle.
Take a look at the list below and start making savings straight away!
Remove excess weight
Remove your roof rack and heavy items from your car.
Inflate tyres to the correct pressure
The surface area that's in contact with the road increases when a tyre is under-inflated. The more surface area in contact with the road, the more drag on the wheel.
Avoid filling your tank
Only topping up with what you need and avoiding having a full tank means the fuel you do have goes slightly further.
Ease off the accelerator and high revs
Your driving style might have a big impact on how much petrol or diesel you use.
Try to keep your driving smooth. Gentle acceleration and using the highest safe gear should use less fuel.
Running your engine at idle consumes roughly half a gallon to about a gallon of fuel every hour, so this means avoid warming the car up on cold mornings.
Avoid the aircon
Yes! Every time you go to cool down your car with the air conditioning, you're also reducing your fuel. It's the same for your heating.
Keep the windows closed
Having the windows down causes drag, which uses up fuel too.
It does no harm to be reminded of those things that could be costing you more money each month, especially the way fuel costs continue to increase!
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