Petrol is such a money sucker isn’t it?
My husband works about 40 minutes away from our house and sits for ages in traffic every day. A fair chunk of his weekly wage goes on petrol and it’s not a cost we ever really factor in. We should think about it more and budget for it and we really should do everything in our power to reduce it.
But how do we get our petrol costs down? He has to make that journey, just as I have to run the kids to school. Is there anything we can do?
Well yes actually there are quite a few things we can do to keep our fuel costs down.
Here are 5 ways to reduce fuel costs you may not have considered but that really could make a significant difference.
Pump it up
Keeping your tyres inflated is so worthwhile. Having a lower tyre pressure can increase drag on your car so it is so worth checking the pressures are correct; this can increase your fuel efficiency by a whopping three per cent.
Remove your roof rack
Did you know that a roof rack
According to the RAC, a roof rack can affect fuel consumption by 10 per cent. If you don’t need it, take it off, along with anything else inefficient. That’s a huge amount for such a simple change isn’t it? Wow!
Don’t fill your fuel tank up
I know it so tempting to fill your car up when prices are low butit is important to remember that fuel is heavy. By filling your tank right up you’re adding significant and unnecessary weight to your car. By filling up slightly more often and putting less in (to 1/2 or 3/4 full), your car runs more efficiently.
Have you tried Redex ?
Redex is amazing and has been around for years! It was even added to the fuel of World War 2 planes to keep them flying for longer. The planes were actually marked with the iconic Red X to give the pilots confidence!
Regularly using a shot of Redex in each tank of fuel saves fuel, reduces emissions and improves engine life. Pretty impressive!
You can use it in both in petrol or diesel cars and you can find out loads more about Redex here
Have a declutter
How many of you drive around with sports equipment, bags for the charity shopping and all manner of clutter in your car? I certainly do, and its just a matter of decluttering! By not carrying around any unnecessary weight, you can save around two per cent of your fuel.
If you have any other fabulous fuel saving tips do let me know in the comments below!