A survey by uSwitch.com has revealed that 67 per cent of consumers feel worse off after the emergency Budget earlier this week.
But you can ease the pressure on your finances by making sure your their tyres are properly inflated which will help you get more miles out of a tank of fuel.
Checking tyres only takes a few minutes, but it can make your car run more efficiently.
According to uSwitch, almost 33 million consumers believe they will be worse off than before, because the new emergency Budget will impact directly on their finances and 51 per cent are less confident about their money situation.
The main concern is the increase in VAT to 20 per cent from January as this could cost a family an extra £500 a year.
Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, believes consumers can offset this extra cost.
She said: “You can easily claw this back by ensuring you are paying the lowest possible price for the basics. This will free up some cash so you can carry on enjoying your current standard of living.”
One way of saving money is by driving carefully. Shell UK suggested recently that families can save money on fuel bills by driving slowly and inflating tyres properly.
Denna Bowman, Head Office