Petrol and diesel are steadily rising in price, and the situation is only due to get worse in the near future. So ways to help your petrol go further are always welcome. Read on and improve the mileage you get out of your tank!
Carpooling is a great way to save petrol. If you go out for anything, ensure that no one else in the house needs you to stop off somewhere and pick up some milk or perform another duty that would otherwise require a secondary trip. Visiting your office every day will cost less money if you share driving and petrol-buying duties with colleagues who live in the area. Their car or your car; whichever way works best for all of you is the way you should work it out.
Another important thing to consider is driving at a reasonable speed. As we are all prone to speeding and to getting places in a hurry, we tend to use more petrol than necessary. If you keep your speed at the optimal for your car, your petrol consumption will go down significantly and while you will spend more time driving you will use less fuel in the end.
Having your car properly serviced can reduce fuel consumption by a larger amount than you might imagine, and it is well worth the initial outlay. Talk to your mechanic about your goals for fuel consumption and he or she may be able to help you with further methods of reducing that figure down to a manageable amount. Your tyre pressure, too, can make a surprisingly large difference to your car’s fuel consumption. Find the optimal pressure for your car on the inside of the driver’s door, and keep a regular eye on it using a tyre pressure gauge, which can be purchased inexpensively at Halfords.
As society has grown more reliant on cars for travel, we have grown prone to using our cars when it is unnecessary. Walking to school, if possible, will help your fitness levels, save fuel, and potentially cut down on time as you will no longer need to hunt for a parking space once you get there. Consider walking to the shops or riding a bicycle as healthy and fuel-conscious choices, too!
Fuel is at a premium and saving some in little dribs and drabs can help your budget get you through the month. Don’t waste fuel any longer, but use these simple tips to help you get more miles out of your gallons.