Cars are useful but can expensive to run. Luckily, changing the way you drive can help you cut travel costs and save money.
Pump up your tyres:
You use up to 3% more fuel if your car tyres are under-inflated, so check them often
Clear out your boot:
You use more fuel if your car is heavy, so keep your boot as empty as you can
Keep your windows closed and take off any bike racks if you’re not using them. These both cause drag, which uses up fuel
Speeding up and slowing down uses up fuel. Use less fuel by slowing down and pulling away gently
Always be in the right gear:
Your car uses less fuel and works better when it’s in the right gear. If your car has a rev counter, try to keep your revs between 1,500 and 2,500
The faster you drive the more fuel you use. Going over 70mph uses 38% more fuel!