Car fuel saving tips

Car Fuel Saving Tips

Whether it’s on the television, radio or the internet, one of the most talked about subjects at the moment is the fuel crisis. It’s a worrying time for many people as they are unable to fuel up their car as often and some businesses are really starting to feel the pinch due to finances. The main reasons for fuel prices being so astronomically high is because the base price of crude oil has rocketed, eventually of course these costs are passed on to the consumers. In the UK we have a high tax rate placed on fuel which also pushes the prices up; a recent study found out that Britain is one of the most expensive places in Britain to fill up. With people having enough financial worry on their shoulders as it is, it’s an added concern for fuel consumers so it’s important to remember a few tips to make those gallons last a few more miles.

The best and most sensible form of fuel saving whilst driving is to alter your driving style; some may need to change radically. It’s the simple things that make the most difference, aspects such as start slowing down much sooner for red lights and junctions rather than accelerating all way up to them, modern cars do not use any or very little fuel whilst coasting. Breaking and stopping is the biggest fuel consumer so plan the road ahead of you or just look ahead at the road and avoid harsh breaking and unnecessary stopping. If you’re a fast driver, try dropping your average speed by 5 to 10 mph just to see what a difference it can make in fuel consumption.

If you’re a person who has lot of mod cons in your car, it’s a good idea to turn them all off, do things like open the window instead of turning the air conditioning on, you can even turn off the radio which uses some of your fuel, it may be a boring ride but at least you’ll get there. Another thing to remember is weight equals higher fuel consumption, so throw out everything you don’t need out of the car, most people are surprised to find what’s still left in the boot of their car. Traffic can also be a fuel waster, if you’re at a standstill, it’s advised to turn off the engine, whilst the car is running but not moving it consumes fuel. A popular form of saving money on fuel these days is sharing cars, especially to and from work if your colleagues live around your area, this means you will only have to drive a couple of days a week instead of every day.

Now here’s a fantastic way of consuming no fuel at all, it’s called walking or cycling to your destination, if your destination is only a couple of miles away, you should stop being so lazy and get on your feet, it’s also great exercise. So if people take in these tips of not being so aggressive on the pedals, not being so wasteful and not being so lazy we could see more and more people able to afford their day to day routines.

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