Tips for saving money at the fuel pump

There is plenty of good advice available to help motorists reduce costs when it comes to buying fuel. We have included a few tips for you below.

Driving for Success

Regularly check your car’s tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated; this will reduce drag, which uses more fuel.

Keep your vehicle as clutter-free as possible because any extra weight requires greater acceleration. Constantly filling your car to capacity with fuel adds mass too. Experiment with topping up the tank to half or three-quarters full.

Removing a roof rack that is rarely or never used reduces wind resistance – and improves fuel consumption as a result.

Air-conditioning uses fuel too so be sure to turn it off when you don’t need it, particularly at lower speeds, and keep your windows shut whenever possible to avoid additional drag.

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Cheap and Cheerful

Find out where the best-value garages are in your vicinity by going online. Websites such as PetrolPrices can help you make savings that really add up over the course of a year.

Many petrol station chains operate a money-saving loyalty scheme, helping pennies to quickly add up to pounds.

Pooling Resources

Sharing a single car with friends or colleagues can save you lots of money on fuel and reduces wear and tear on your vehicle – and contributes to the environment. Websites such as Liftshare and BlaBlaCar provide a great way for you to find like-minded motorists with which to carpool.

There are so many ways you can save money at the fuel station. The next time you visit Sturgess, why not ask a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team for some of their top tips?