Fuel can be a huge cost that’s hard to drive down, however motorists could save pounds at the pumps by following a few simple steps, like checking their tyres, according to money.co.uk.
The comparison website says that keeping tyres at optimum pressure can do wonders for the fuel-efficiency of your car.
Under-inflated tyres will create more resistance between your tyres and the road whenever you drive, meaning you use up more fuel.
It’s best to check your tyres when they’re cold, and to do it regularly – ideally every week or so. While you’re at it, check the tread of your tyres to make sure they’re still in good condition.
Worn-out tread means your car will have to use up more fuel when driving anywhere, because of the decreased resistance. The legal minimum tread depth of the main grooves of your tyres is 1.6mm in the UK, which applies across the central three quarters of the breadth of tread, and also round the outer circumference of the tyre.
The following changes to your driving technique could go a long way towards making your fuel consumption more efficient.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team