As the cost of driving continues to get higher year on year, we have compiled a list of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and how much money you spend on the road.
The price of insurance, especially for younger drivers, is getting higher, as is the price of fuel and vehicle tax, not forgetting the cost of maintenance. So, in order to save yourself a bit of money on the road you could do some of the following:
- Remove extra weight from the boot – By removing anything from the boot that you might not need on a day-to-day you can ensure that your car is always as light as it should be, reducing down force and improving miles-per-gallon.
- Get rid of the roof rack – if your car has a roof rack, this could also be a contributing factor to the excess weight. So, by removing this your car will be lighter and more streamline, again helping to improve miles-per-gallon and reduce the amount of money spent on fuel.
- Check your tyre pressure regularly – A lot of people have a lower miles-per-gallon because their tyres are not pumped up to the recommended level. Having them pumped up to the recommended pressure will keep the tires in a better condition and will improve how many miles you get for your money.
- Hit the sweet spot – Between 40 and 50 miles-per-hour (mph) is the fuel sweet spot, which means you will get the most out of your tank by driving within this speed. Although this is not always achievable, in a 30 mph zone or on a motorway, by sticking to this where possible with greatly improve your car’s fuel efficiency.
- Avoid quick acceleration – By accelerating gradually and avoiding speeding away from the lights, your car will benefit from a better mpg and will be keep it’s condition longer too, reducing maintenance costs.
Sensible driving is easy to do and will help to achieve a better overall car condition in the long run and will reduce your weekly, monthly and yearly bills on car costs. If all drivers were to abide by these simple tips the planet would benefit from a healthier planet too – something of huge concern over recent years.
Follow these 5 simple tips to help you save money whilst on the road. Safe driving!
With the price of driving on the rise, there are options to save money on the road. One option is to scrap a car and opt for a different mode of transport like cycling or public transport.