Fuel prices rose by the second highest increase ever last month, according to the AA.
So here’s a simple tip to help you save a few pennies at the pump – make sure your tyres are properly inflated!
Experts say that driving with under-inflated tyres can reduce your fuel economy by up to 10 per cent.
And the general consensus is that properly inflated tyres can improve your gas mileage by 3.3 per cent.
Also check the condition of your tyres because old and worn tyres may have lost some of their traction which also tends to decrease the rolling resistance of cars.
This translates to a bigger demand for engine power in order to keep the tyres moving and, since the engine relies on fuel to generate power, you need to use more to keep on the move.
Fuel efficient tyres are those which are properly inflated and are able to keep good traction.
Average UK petrol prices have risen 4.98 pence per litre between mid May and mid June, the second highest increase ever, according to the latest AA fuel Price Report.
This rise is only two-thirds of a penny short of the 5.61 pence per litre record – at the same time last year.
The average cost of petrol across the country now stands at 102.66 pence per litre. This compares with 97.68 last month and 118.16 in mid June last year.
The average price of diesel has risen 1.36 pence since mid May to 104.85.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team