Tuesday 28 June 2011

Fuel Saving Tips from the Good Garage Scheme

With petrol prices at such a high, the Good Garage Scheme offers some sound advice on best ways of getting the most of your fuel.

Pump up to cut down
Check and adjust your tyre pressures regularly and also before long journeys. Under-inflated tyres increase CO2 but over-inflated tyres can be unsafe. Check your car manual for the correct tyre pressures.

Less clutter in your car means less CO2
Removing extra weight could reduce your engine's workload. Burn less fuel and cut your CO2 emissions by unloading any items you won't need before your journey.

Driving at an appropriate speed reduces CO2
Staying at or within the speed limit not only increases driver safety but also reduces CO2 emissions and saves money on your petrol costs. At 70mph you could be using up to 9% more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15% more fuel than at 50mph.

A clean engine works more efficiently and uses less fuel

Having your car regularly serviced and ensuring that the fuel and oil system is cleaned will make the engine work more efficiently, use less fuel and produce less CO2.

For more tips visit http://www.goodgaragescheme.co.uk/driving or look for a Good Garage Scheme member near you who can give you further advice.

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