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Our top fuel

saving tips

Make sure your

vehicle is serviced

and maintained

Regular maintenance such as checking

tyre pressures, engine oil levels, and

proper servicing according to the

manufacturer's schedule are vital in

ensuring your vehicles are running

properly and to maximise fuel efficiency.


Tyre pressure

- If your tyres are under

inflated by just 1psi, fuel efficiency can be

reduced by up to


. So check tyres

once a week or whenever you fill up.

Check air filters -

Car engines are

tough but they still need protection from

impurities to work efficiently. Replacing a

clogged air filter can improve fuel

economy by up to



Service your engine -

A dirty

engine increases fuel consumption.

Start by changing worn out spark

plugs and reduce consumption by

up to



Use correct oil -

Using your car

manufacturers recommended motor oil

can improve fuel economy by



Watch your speed

and see your fuel

usage drop

Driving at faster speeds uses more fuel.

Where possible, reduce your speed and

you'll use less fuel for the same journey.


Avoid high speeds

- The faster you go,

the more wind resistance you encounter.

This forces your car to consume more fuel

just to maintain speed.

As little as 5mph (12kmph) can affect fuel

economy by up to



Driving at 60mph uses up to



fuel than driving at 70mph.

Drive smoothly

and don't be


Adjusting the way you drive to be

smoother on the controls can have a

huge impact on fuel efficiency. There

are fuel efficient driving courses that

you can enrol your drivers on to

maximise fuel savings, but the following

tips will be a good start.


Smooth braking

- Braking smoothly

and taking advantage of engine braking

to slow you down can reduce fuel

consumption by


Engine braking -

The whole time you

are engine braking, you are using less

fuel than when idling.

Avoid over-revving

- Sending your

rev counter into the red isn’t good. So

change gear in good time when you

pull away or when accelerating.

Read the road ahead

- Pre-empting

whether you need to slow down or

speed up can reduce burning extra fuel