Change your driving habits
By changing your driving habits you can:
- reduce your annual fuel bills
- cut your carbon emissions
- reduce wear and tear on your vehicle
- enjoy safer, less stressful journeys
Plan your journeys to avoid congestion and road works, so that you don't waste fuel or time getting lost! Use other forms of transport for short journeys. A cold engine uses almost twice as much fuel. Catalytic converters can take five miles to become effective.
Roof racks, bike carriers and roof boxes significantly affect your car's aerodynamics and reduce fuel efficiency, so remove them when they’re not needed.
Check Tyre Pressure
Under-inflated tyres are dangerous and increase fuel consumption.
Drive Off From Cold
Modern cars are designed to move straight away. Warming up the engine wastes fuel and causes engine wear
Check Your Revs
Change up before 2,500rpm (petrol) or 2,000rpm (diesel)
Driving within the speed limit is the law, it’s safer and reduces fuel consumption
Step Off The Accelerator
When slowing down or driving downhill, remain in gear but take your foot off the accelerator. This reduces fuel flow to the engine to virtually zero.
Anticipate road conditions so that you drive smoothly - avoid sharp acceleration and heavy braking. This saves fuel and reduces accident rates.
Switch It Off!
Modern cars use virtually no extra fuel when they are re-started without pressing the accelerator. Turn off the engine when stationary for more than a minute or two.
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