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5 easy ways to save money on your commute

Amelia Scholey, Brand and Content Specialist, Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Updated: Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Ever wondered on your drive to work how you can make your commute cheaper? Well, we’ve spoken to the experts and we’ve found the top 5 ways to ensure your car isn’t guzzling too much fuel.

1. Drive more efficiently

Driving more effectively and efficiently can lower your fuel consumption. You can do this by lowering your overall speed or changing up gears earlier. We would also suggest avoiding braking or accelerating sharply.

2. Switch off your air con

If you didn’t know it already, aircon burns a serious amount of fuel. Try your best to only use it when you really have to, like during the hottest months of the year.

3. Leave earlier for work

If you can avoid rush hour, then why wouldn’t you? Not only will you get to work earlier and less stressed, but you’ll also reduce your fuel consumption as you spend less time burning petrol sat in traffic. Sometimes leaving just five minutes earlier can greatly reduce your journey time – try using apps like Waze which will tell you the best time to leave.

4. Check your tyre pressure

This is something we can all forget. It’s not only important for your safety on the roads, but under inflated tyres can also drastically increase your fuel consumption.

5. Seek out the cheapest fuel

It might seem time consuming, and you may think you are only saving pennies, but try using petrol price comparison apps like PetrolPrices to seek out the best price for fuel in your area. You could save up to £225 per year!

Amelia Scholey, Brand and Content Specialist
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