By Denna Bowman
etyres is backing the national FairFuelUK campaign, led by leading motoring expert Quentin Willson, as petrol and diesel prices soar to record heights.
And with prices set to rise again in April – following a second VAT hike so far this year – the online tyres company is urging UK motorists to support the campaign.
Tony Bowman, managing director of etyres, said: “We applaud Quentin Willson and the campaign efforts urging the government to put the brakes on the next increase in fuel duty and to commit to keeping prices down in the future.
“But in the meantime, motorists are still feeling the increasing financial pain of filling up at the pumps because they are not getting as many miles for their money.
“It’s also important to remember that under-inflated tyres cause higher fuel consumption as the tyres have an increased rolling resistance, which means that the engine has to work harder and more fuel is used, making the car less economical.”
The average price for petrol currently stands at a record £1.32 for a litre, with diesel at £1.37. A rise in fuel duty due in April could see prices rise by another 5p per litre.
etyres is urging motorists who want to support the campaign to take direct action by going to http://www.fairfueluk.com/ and signing the online petition.