Top 10 tips to reduce your fuel consumption

Our top 10 driver tips to increase your MPG and reduce your fuel bills

With the increase in fuel prices over recent years we know that one of the top things to check when looking to purchase a car is the miles per gallon (MPG) it will return. Car manufacturers are constantly striving to improve engine technology to increase MPG figures but even if you’re not in the market to buy a car, there are many ways you can increase the efficiency of the vehicle you currently drive.

With this in mind, we’ve put together our top 10 tips to keep your fuel costs to a minimum.

4. TURN OFF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING / CLIMATE CONTROL Fuel consumption can be increased by the use of air-conditioning, so make sure it's turned off unless you really need it. This also applies to climate control, although this doesn’t use as much fuel as manual air conditioning systems.

5. ANTICIPATE ROAD CONDITIONS TO DRIVE MORE EFFICIENTLY Drive smoothly, avoiding sharp acceleration and heavy braking – this saves fuel and reduces accident rates. Drive off as soon as you start up and switch off the engine as soon as you reach your destination. Switch off the engine if you're going to be at a standstill for a reasonable amount of time, for example, when stuck in stationary traffic.

6. KEEP YOUR VEHICLE IN GOOD SHAPE Service your vehicle regularly in conjunction with the vehicle handbook. A regularly serviced car will be more efficient on fuel. Only use the recommended fuel and oil for your vehicle for best fuel efficiency as specified in your vehicle handbook.

Why not give it a try and let us know how you get on?

1. Find cheaper fuel

2. Don’t over rev your engine

3. Plan your journey in advance

4. Turn off the air conditioner

5. Anticipate road conditions to drive more efficiently

6. Keep your vehicle in good shape

7. Remove accessories

8. Stick to the speed limits

9. Check your tyre pressures regularly

10. Avoid unnecessary journeys

The best place to find information on your vehicle is in your vehicle handbook, or directly from your vehicle manufacturer or local dealership.