If you’ve seen the news or take note of your petrol prices, you’ll know that the cost of fuel has increased by around 34p per litre in the past 12 months. This makes a huge impact on our financial lives. That’s why we’re here to bring you 5 tips for saving fuel in 2022.
1. Accelerate Slowly
Driving like a ‘boy racer’ can help you consume 60% more fuel! The best way to drive is at a constant speed, in the highest gear possible and pull away from lights smoothly. Like the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the fuel race.
2. Make Fewer Trips
A cold engine uses much more fuel for the first five miles. That’s why if you can, it’s best to make as little trips as possible and instead combine all your daily activities into one big trip.
3. Check Tyre Pressure
The lower the tyre pressure, the more fuel the car needs to move it down the road.
4. Avoid Unnecessary Weight
The heavier your car, the more fuel it needs to move around. So think about what you’re taking on your trip. Is it necessary? If not, leave it at home.
5. Go Easy on the Accelerator
If you’re guilty of pushing the accelerator down a long way to avoid changing into a lower gear, then you’re actually using more fuel not less! The best thing to do is just change gear.
Book Your Car in With a Mechanic You Can Trust
There you have it, our top 5 fuel saving tips! We hope this helps you cut your fuel prices in 2022. If you find an issue with you vehicle, Car Doctor is on hand to help. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and offer you great value for your money. We promise to repair only what you need repairing with no false extras, a practice someone mechanic establishments have been known to do.
To book your car in with our friendly, local team, call us on 01634 730 684!