I know what you’re thinking. The cost of petrol and diesel always seems to rise but seldom drops! Don’t worry; you’re not alone. It’s pretty shocking how the cost of fuel varies not just by country but even by region too. I guess it’s all to do with the cost of transporting the fuel, and how high the demand is for it.
But, have you ever noticed how some motorists are now giving up driving because the cost of fuel is too much for them these days? If you’re not ready to give up your car, don’t despair. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to drive your fuel costs down.
Intrigued? I’ll share with you some of the most common ways of doing so! Here is what you need to know:
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Buy a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle
If you’ve got some spare cash, it will make sense to upgrade your gas guzzler to something that is more frugal with your fuel. These days, cars have to comply with an array of emissions laws. It’s because of that fact that fuel economy figures are better for newer cars.
According to Dylan from the Imperial Car Supermarket, the Ford EcoBoost engines offer good fuel usage. And without the annoying clatter of a diesel engine too! Those engines are small petrol units that have an efficient turbocharger bolted onto them.
In many parts of the world, cars with such engines are also cheaper to tax. So, not only do your fuel costs drop but so does your general motoring expenses too!
Pay for an LPG Conversion
LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas. The cost to have such a system installed in your car is minimal. And you’ll make the fees back sooner than you think because of your lower fuel costs.
Such conversions are often fitted for people that do long-distance driving on a regular basis. For instance, taxi drivers and others that spend a lot of time travelling for work each day.
Invest in Premium Tyres
Some people don’t realise that their “cheap and cheerful” tyres are costing them a fortune in fuel! It’s no secret that the rubber compounds and treads used on tyres differ according to make, size and brand.
Tyres at the higher end of the market help cars use less fuel than their cheaper counterparts. That’s because of their construction and the way they handle on the road. For instance, if your cheap tyres always spin when it’s wet outside, you’ll use more fuel to drive.
Drive Like Your Granddad
Last but not least, you could always drive slower than your usual speeds to cut down on your fuel expenses! Yes, I know, it doesn’t sound like much fun. But, think of what you could do with all the extra money you’ll save by driving slower!
Also, you might not think it, but you won’t get to your destination that much slower than if you put your foot down! I recommend giving it a try for a week and seeing how much you could save. Good luck!