Most schools have broken up now, which is generally the sign that summer has arrived – and with it comes the news that petrol prices are nearly 14.5p a litre higher than at the start of last year’s holiday season, according to the latest AA Fuel Price Report.
But remember, there are ways – including making sure your car tyres are properly inflated – to make your tank of fuel go further, which if you are planning a ‘staycation’ holiday should be welcome news.
Here are our top three tips for how to get miles more miles out of a tank of fuel:
1. Make sure your tyres are properly inflated. Check your vecicle handbook or the plate inside the drivers side door jam for the correct level
2. Off-load any unneccesary items from the car, such as roof racks and golf clubs
3. Change your driving style – light acceleration, getting into a higher gear when cruising and using the gears when slowing down can ease fuel consumption.
Denna Bowman, Head Office