Fuel Saving Tips: Drivers are advised not to use the common car button to save money on fuel
Motorists across the UK have been forced to practice several fuel-saving techniques over the past few months. And, despite the slight drop in gasoline and diesel prices in recent weeks, many drivers are still looking for ways to save money on fuel.
The latest RAC Fuel Watch says motorists will have to pay 169.58p per liter of unleaded.
Diesel is even more expensive currently at 183.74p per liter on average.
With this in mind, motorists have been reminded that they should only use cruise control in certain locations to improve fuel efficiency.
Cruise control is a common feature of most modern cars and can help boost a vehicle’s fuel economy massively.
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Nicholas Zapolski, Founder of ChooseMyCar, said: “At ChooseMyCar, we believe that money should never get in the way of driving, whether it’s being able to buy a car or just paying for gas to run it.
“With the cost of living continuing to rise, our research confirms that the expense of using a car is going to be another financial strain for many of us across the country.
“For families looking to upgrade to a more fuel efficient car, we advise prioritizing certain car specifications such as tank capacity, average MPG and fuel cost per mile.
“Brands such as Renault, Toyota and Hyundai are excellent producers of economy cars that are not only family favourites, but also excellent for mileage and low running costs.”
Another fuel saving method that drivers should follow is to make sure they fill their fuel tanks to the brim when they drive to a gas station.
Dorry Potter, car and scrap expert for National Scrap Car, told Express.co.uk: ‘Although affordability is a huge issue for motorists at the moment, forcing many to top up £10 or £20 here and there as and when they can afford it, it’s actually much better to fuel your car when you’re fueling up.
“When you only refill your fuel with a small amount each time oil deposits and poor quality substances that sink to the bottom of the fuel tank are pumped around the vehicle for an extended period of time.
“This can damage the fuel filter, which can lead to fuel pump overheating and engine clogging.
“The latter can be very dangerous as it could cause the engine to cut out at higher speeds, which could lead to a fatal accident.
‘At best this will result in a hefty repair bill for motorists, as new fuel pumps start at around £200 minus labour, and this can vary from car to car.’