Fuel economy of your vehicle

Running a car or van can be expensive. Not only do you have to think about MOT’s, insurance, tax and repairs you also need to think about fuel costs. Fuel can be one of a motorists most expensive annual costs to run a car. The first way to save money on fuel is to find the best price for the fuel to start with. You don’t want to have to drive around for miles to find a cheap fuel station as it is false economy.

Fuel prices vary drastically from time to time and even from garage to garage so it pays to do your research to find out where the best place is to top up.

Try to avoid filling up at the motorway service stations as they are renowned for charging extremely high prices and therefore you should only ever use these if you are in need of fuel urgently. Even diverting off the motorway a few miles can save quite a bit of money as you will usually find a fuel station that is a few pence cheaper per litre.

Some cars are more economical than others, and this is especially true for newer cars and you can also improve your fuel economy by working on your driving style. Try to keep the revs below 2-3 as this will use less fuel.