By Denna Bowman
With fuel prices set to climb even higher, motorists should make sure their tyres are properly inflated to help them get more miles out of their tank.
The price at the pump hit an average of 108p a litre last week – its highest level for a year – beating the previous 2009 high of 107p a litre set in September.
Diesel prices have also risen and with crude oil prices heading towards $80 a barrel, the only way prices are heading is up.
What’s more, the RAC has warned that if VAT is restored to 17.5% in the upcoming Pre-Budget Report, the cost of petrol could reach £1.20 by the end of December.
However, motorists who are keen to relieve any extra pressure on their finances should remember that properly inflated car tyres can help achieve more miles for their pounds.
It is estimated that tyres underinflated by 10% will suffer a 2.5% rise in fuel consumption.