If you’re struggling with high forecourt fuel prices, we’re offering free advice on how to get more miles from a tank to help save money and the environment.
Oil prices were down in November by 11% compared to the start of October, while wholesale petrol prices have fallen by just 3.5 pence-per-litre and we know our customers are feeling the pinch. The average cost of a litre of unleaded was pretty much the same all last month, as retailers failed to pass on the savings from falling oil prices to shoppers.
With the average cost of a litre of unleaded at 130.6 pence (November), the approximate price of filling a 55-litre family car with petrol is nearly £72. The RAC says this should have decreased by £1.92 to reflect falling wholesale prices, however prices are still high.
In the recent budget fuel duty may have been frozen for the ninth consecutive year, but motorists are still paying a lot for petrol and diesel, so, we all need to make sure we get the most out of a tank of fuel. This will help ease wallets in the run-up to Christmas and, is also, environmentally-sound too.
There are some simple steps you can take to use less fuel and ensure your car is kept in good working order.
Simply by having your tyres correctly inflated and your wheels aligned you can save pounds. Also, ensuring that your vehicle has fresh oil and is serviced regularly will keep it in good condition and save you money in the long run.
By following our tips, drivers can help to make their car go further between fills at the fuel pump. This helps save money and reduces the environmental impact caused by vehicles.
Our top 10 tips for using less fuel and cutting car costs are:
- Keep tyres correctly inflated
- Regularly check your wheel alignment to keep your vehicle as energy efficient as possible
- Drive smoothly
- Maintain a steady speed
- Don’t rev the engine
- Change up gears as soon as it is practical
- Avoid engine idling for long periods
- Do not overload vehicles
- Change worn parts
- Avoid peak hour and heavy traffic when possible.
If you need any further free advice, please do get in touch.