Advice and Tips // 09 July 2015
In this guide we aim to help you make smarter spending choices when it comes to refilling your car. Here are 5 steps you can take to more pennies in your pocket.
Hindsight is a great thing but it won’t help save money when you’re finding your beautiful motor is drinking petrol on every journey. The first step to saving money on fuel is considering the vehicle you’re buying based on your needs; you may want to think about these options if you’re wanting a car that won’t break the bank: Is it for long journeys or town driving?
Do you have a long commute on a regular basis?
What is your budget for petrol?
Is this the only car in your household?
Answering these questions truthfully will allow you to see whether your dream car may actually turn into a financial nightmare.
Tyres: Ensure these are inflated to the right limit to improve efficiency and reduce drag on your car whilst driving. Check your handbook to see what this is for your make and model.
The way you drive is one of the main ways you can save fuel. Taking on board these tips should see a significant increase in your savings:
Many people fill up for convenience not for cost, but shopping around for your petrol, even in the same town, can actually make huge savings. Key Players for Costly Fuel:
You may be aware of the Nectar or Club Card schemes run by Sainburys and Tesco, but did you know that there are other loyalty schemes such as Morisson’s Miles Card? Keep your eye out and if they help save you pennies in the long run, the micro-card may well just be worth the addition to your key ring.