Petrol-saving tips to save you just a little more

2015-07-08 06:00

1. Fill your tank in the morning.

2. Do away with aggressive driving.

3. Rather fill up when your tank is half than quarter full.

4. Your car is not a taxi to ferry friends, and unless you plan for those journeys, your friends should fill up.

5. Change to highest gear rather than driving in lowest gear.

6. Service your car regularly.

7. Do not over rev your car.

8. Look for more ways not to travel alone. Carpooling will help a lot, even if it is only one day a week.

9. Drive the minimum speed required on the road.

10. Do not be hard on brakes.

11. Try not to use the aircon.

12. Do not be hard on your accelerator.

13. Check if your tyre pressure is correct.

14. Keep windows closed.

15. Shop around for diesel prices.

16. Travel at a regular speed (do not repeatedly accelerate and then slow down); use cruise control if you have it.

17. It is more economical to use the air conditioner than driving with open windows.

18. Accelerate downhill and maintain speed on inclines; roll to a stop sign.

19. Get to know the timing of your local traffic lights

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