Top Tips For Fuel Efficient Driving

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Get the most out of your car (and your budget!) by following these top tips for fuel efficient driving…

Keep your tyres properly inflated

A common mistake made by drivers is neglecting their tyres. Properly inflated tyres can reduce fuel consumption by up to 3%.

Avoid rush hour

This is not always possible but being stuck in static traffic can use up a lot of fuel. If you live on a high traffic route try to investigate if you can come in 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later than others. This could help you miss peak traffic time.

Reduce weight in the car

Is your boot full of things that could realistically be left in your home? Then they are taking up more than just space in the car, they are also affecting your fuel efficiency.

Adjust your driving behaviour

Sudden starts and hard braking can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40%. Instead, accelerate slowly and smoothly.

Get into gear

Driving in a gear lower than you need wastes fuel so change up through the gears and into top gear as soon as possible.

Choosing to be more fuel efficient not only helps the environment, it also helps your pocket. Another way you can save money on your car is by shopping around for your car insurance. Why not get a car insurance quote or give us a call on 01 400 3400 to see how much you could save?