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Six Tips to Help Save Motorists Money

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 economy.

Be Loyal!
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!

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