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May 5, 2022 | Blog, Couriers, News

How to save fuel in 2022

At the end of this month, millions of households will get new energy bills, and many will be feeling the pressure due to rising living costs. But, according to the AA, people are attempting to find ways to save money when it comes to filling up their cars, with petrol currently costing 164p per litre.

Motorists have also been cautioned to expect additional price increases, with the price of petrol in the UK setting a record high last month.

Diesel has also increased in price, now costing 174p per litre at the pump. The growing cost is attributable to the rising cost of oil production, which has increased by 60% in the previous year. While the fuel price fluctuates, there are a few basic things you can do to keep your expenditures down.

Make your car more fuel-efficient

Some easy car maintenance and changes might help you save money on gas. One of them is keeping your tyres inflated! Lower tyre pressures cause a car’s drag to rise, requiring more fuel. Check the pressures regularly (overinflating your tyres will consume more gasoline), and your vehicle will require less power to stay going. Another adjustment you can make to your car is removing the roof rack; even when not in use, a roof rack increases wind resistance to a vehicle, raising drag and forcing the engine to work harder. Remove it and anything else inefficient if you don’t need it. The car will operate slightly more efficiently even if you have closed the windows and removed any flags.

Drive more efficiently

You can go the same distance in the same car while using less fuel – better for your wallet and better for the environment. The goal is to maintain a smooth driving style. One thing you should be aware of is accelerators are money pumps! Increase your speed gradually. More fuel will flow when you press harder on the accelerator, but you may achieve the same rate with far less power. Generally, keep your revs around 3,000. Additionally, if you accelerate too rapidly, you’ll undoubtedly have to brake forcefully, which is expensive.

Share the driving to cut your petrol costs.

Driving less is a simple method to save money on gasoline. Sharing rides to work with pals is one possibility. Sharing transportation is a great way to go green and save money on fuel, especially if you’re a frequent traveller. It’s also a terrific way to save money; once you factor in the cost of gas, parking, and maintenance, you’ll discover that sharing lifts is far more economical than driving your car.

Time is money, and the more you can save, the better your take-home pay.

If you follow these tips, you should manage to save a little more every month, and as they say, every little helps – especially in the courier game.