If you want to survive the recession in ‘green style’ there are plenty of things you can do that won’t cost a penny – starting with your car tyres.
First make sure your tyres are properly inflated. It’s cheap, quick and easy and it could save a small fortune on fuel bills, reduce your CO2 emissions and give your tyres a longer lifespan.
Another way to reduce fuel consumption is to remove heavy items from your car, what’s the point in lugging round heavy roof racks if you don’t need them, all they do is help your car burn more energy.
Don’t let your car idle in traffic jams, switch off the ignition to save fuel and stop polluting the planet.
However, in the worse scenario, never put off replacing your tyres if they are below the legal tread limit of 1.6mm – this is a massive false economy.
Bald tyres reduce fuel economy, cause accidents, can make insurance policies invalid and could even lead to hefty fines.
But tyres don’t have to be expensive. Etyres is the UK’s leading online tyre retailer and it offers premium brand tyres at cheap prices, up to 40% lower than leading high street tyre depots.
Etyres offers a convenient mobile fitting service which means it doesn’t have expensive tyre depots to run, so its overheads are low and the savings are passed on to customers in the form of cheap prices for the top name brands like Michelin and Pirelli.
Katherine Clarkson, National Accounts