In the midst of any economic difficulties, getting the most from your money is vital. One of the ways for motorists to make their cash stretch further is to ensure their cars, and the way they drive them, are as fuel efficient as they can possibly be. If you aren’t prepared to take these steps, your petrol bills are likely to remain unnecessarily high.
As well as saving you a substantial sum of money over the course of a year, you will also be doing the environment a large favour.
We all need to be aware of our responsibilities towards our planet and its resources. As the saying goes, we don’t inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children.
Drive calmly and save petrol
Aggressive driving habits can be expensive as well as dangerous, so it really does pay to drop your speeds. A steady pace, with less sudden bursts of faster driving, is the best option, so there’s no point in keeping your foot to the floor. This will also mean you are more prepared to deal with any erratic behaviour of other road users.
The price of fuel always seems to rise quickly when the economy demands, and when it drops it seems to do so very slowly. The end result for motorists is a hefty bill every time he or she fills the car up, and many of the larger vehicles will cost over a hundred pounds whenever they head to the filling station.
Cut the engine and cut your spending
A car that’s idling is costing you money, and is obviously getting you nowhere. If you need to be stationary for a period of time, such as at a level crossing, you should switch the engine off and wait patiently until it’s time to set off again. Similarly, if you’re parked in the driveway at home and you need to go back inside the house, turn that key and save yourself some money.
There are several other ways which will reduce your fuel consumption, too. They include only using the car’s air conditioning system when it’s absolutely necessary, keeping the windows closed and making sure the tyres are correctly inflated. But it should also be pointed out that the best option of all is to leave the car at home as often as possible.