For many of us, a large portion of our money goes on keeping our car topped up with fuel. Over the years the cost of petrol has risen and will only continue to rise over the years. Here’s 10 great tips that will help you save money on keeping your car running.
Keep you car light
Don’t use your car to store unnecessary items. The more you put in your car, the heavier it will get. A heavy car will require more fuel to keep going but a lighter car will require you to stop at the petrol station far less than a heavy one.
Avoid using the air conditioner
Using the air conditioner uses up more fuel. If it’s cold put on a jacket.
Keep your windows closed
When you have your windows open, the car becomes less streamlined. A less streamlined car will create more air resistance which will back your car need more fuel.
Ditch the roof rack
A roof rack can increase your cars weight by 5% and thus consume more fuel.
Make sure your fuel cap is in properly
A loose fuel cap will cause fuel evaporation so make sure it’s secure.
Drive in the highest gear possible and try to drive smoothly. Braking suddenly is also bad so try to anticipate the traffic around you.
Avoid driving at high speed and use cruise control
Driving fast consumes more fuel and maintaining your speed will be less of a drain on your petrol.
Check your tires
Maintaining your tires pressure will allow a smoother ride and will save fuel.
Turn off your engine
When you find yourself in heavy traffic or at a standstill for more than 10 seconds, turn off your engine. This will add up and save you a lot of fuel in the long run.
Maintain your car
Keep your car in tip top shape and use the correct oil. Doing this will keep your car at its maximum efficiency and allow a better ride that uses less fuel.