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30th January 2024

Tips on how to be more fuel efficient

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to save more money, be more conscious of your environmental impact or simply to reduce the amount of maintenance your car requires, then fuel efficiency is the key.

There are countless ways in which to do this, our team have provided just a few of their top tips below…

Do your research

With the cost of living crisis, there are many ways that we are looking to reduce costs, and therefore reducing the cost of fuel is crucial for many. Therefore, if you’re looking to purchase a new car, finding one that is fuel-efficient is key. Typically, smaller cars were deemed more fuel-efficient, and whilst they remain some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles out there, if you’re looking for something bigger, then many car manufacturers have invested heavily in making cars of all sizes more fuel-efficient. When looking to purchase a car, keep a look out for its MPG (miles per gallon), the higher this is the more fuel efficient it will be.

Drive smoothly

Accelerating quickly and speeding will burn through significantly more petrol than you’d want, therefore sticking to the speed limit, pulling away gently and keeping to the highest gear possible for the speed in which you are driving will provide huge fuel cost-savings.  

Reduce weight in your car

The weight of your car can have a huge impact on how much fuel you use, therefore removing any unnecessary weight from your boot can make a big difference. Included in this are any unused roof racks, not only do they add additional weight, but they also create drag that will burn even further fuel by making your engine work harder.

Use air con and heating only when necessary

Functions within your car that operate from engine power will impact your vehicle’s fuel consumption, including your air conditioning and heating. So, if you’re able to, you can avoid using these functions to save on fuel costs.

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