Know Your Fuel Prices
It’s always very tempting to just fill up at the station
nearest your work or home, but keeping an eye on the signage
in your local area will soon reveal just where is the cheapest
and where’s ripping you off. Don’t be fooled into travelling
too far for your fuel though, otherwise it becomes false
Most supermarkets offer a reward or loyalty scheme of some
variety now, and many of their bigger branches also have
petrol stations that will allow you to earn points. Filling up
regularly at Tesco as well as doing your shopping there, for
example, could reward you with a substantial discounts to
spend at the end of each month.
Consider Your Speed
Keeping tabs on how fast you’re driving can save you money in
a couple of different ways. One, keeping an eye on the speedo
means you’re less likely to incur speeding penalties, and two,
driving a little slower can make a world of difference to your
economy – Travelling at 70mph uses 25% more fuel than
travelling at 50, for example.
Shop Around For Insurance
This is something that most people now know that they should
be doing, but unfortunately still don’t. Easy as it might be
to just accept your renewal price as being cheaper than last
year’s, it’s always worth looking to see what’s being offered.
People save hundreds of pounds every year by using comparing
insurance quotes at sites.
Give Someone A Lift!
The less you use your car, the less you have to spend on it;
it’s that simple. But how can you do that? Most people do the
bulk of their mileage on the commute to and from work, so why
not try and share it with someone else? Doing so can cut your
fuel bills in half, and also make your insurance cheaper due
to the shorter distance you’ll be travelling.
Little Things make all the Difference
According to Moneysupermarket.com, using an air conditioning
unit can increase your fuel consumption by up to 10%, while
tyres underinflated by 10% can cause an extra 2.5% rise in
consumption – it might not sound like much, but when you
consider that for most cars 10% is only around 3-4PSI, the
numbers soon add up!