cut down on your fuel consumption
Anticipate traffic ahead to apply acceleration and braking more fluidly. You will use less fuel - you could save up to 20%.
A clean engine will perform better, produce less CO2 and conserve more fuel.
Correctly inflated tyres will affect your fuel consumption and checking them regularly is a good habit.
Letting in air whilst moving quickly disrupts the aerodynamics of the vehicle, increasing drag and making you use more fuel to sustain the same speed. When possible, use your vehicle’s air vents or air conditioning to keep the cabin air comfortable.
You could cut down on your fuel usage by combining your errands into fewer trips to burn less fuel.
Remove anything you won't need.
If you're likely to be at a standstill for more than 3 minutes, simply switch off the engine - restarting the car will use less fuel than letting it stay idle for this time.
Staying at or within the speed limit will decrease CO2 emissions, as well as keep you and your passengers safe. Did you know that at 70mph you could be using up to 9% more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15% more fuel than at 50mph?
If you can’t avoid driving during rush hour, remember to look well ahead at what the traffic is doing so you can gently control your acceleration and braking.
If your vehicle is in need of servicing to improve your fuel efficiency, the new, flexible Good Garage Scheme Service Plans give you a perfect solution to budget for the cost of keeping your car regularly maintained.
To find out more about the new Good Garage Scheme Service Plans or to find your local member garage, please visit the website.