Save on diesel and Petrol
Driving at a high speed uses more fuel and causes pollution,
slow down and take it easy.
- Avoid excess weight - Unnecessary weight in your car can save you money on fuel.
- Take off roof or bike racks if it isn’t needed and save 20%-40%.
- Keep the boot of your car empty and save a further 4-5% the heavier the car means a higher fuel bill.
- Use the right gear - Avoid over ravving the engine or accelerating and braking too hard and try sticking with the appropriate gear.
- Avoid high speeds the faster you drive the more wind resistance you will encounter and the more fuel your car will consume to maintain speed.
- Racing the engine too low, or to high will burn more fuel.
- Driving just five mph over the speed limit can effect your fuel by 23 per cent
- Service your car - Service your car regularly, and change the oil a serviced car will have good wheel alignment and well adjusted brakes which will reduce your fuel consumption. A well tuned engine can improve fuel economy by four per cent.
- Inflated Tyres - Check your tyres on a regular basis to insure they are properly inflated. Under inflated tyres can add to your fuel bill.
- Easy Driving - When starting your car drive off gently, stick to the speed limit and drive smoothly, aggressive driving can use up to a third more in fuel.
- Air Conditioning – Air-conditioning uses additional fuel when operating, try to limit use for hot weather. Try to use the fan instead.
- Use your handbrake – When stopping your car on a slope instead of disengaging the clutch or using the accelerator to keep your car from rolling, use your handbrake this will save fuel.