Save up to £120 a year with our smarter driving tips
- Keep your tyres at the right pressure - underinflated tyres increase your fuel consumption by around 2%
- Avoid short journeys - cold engines use twice as much fuel as warm engines, and catalytic converters take 6 miles to become effective
- Speed up and slow down smoothly - avoiding sharp acceleration and heavy braking reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
- Avoid the air conditioning - it places huge demands on your engine, meaning you.burn much more fuel
- Change gears at lower revs - to save fuel change up a gear at between 2000 and 2500 rpm
- Get your car serviced regularly - it'll help it run at optimum efficiency, helping to reduce fuel consumption
- Empty your boot! - carrying excess loads makes your engine work harder, burning more fuel
- Share your ride - giving a friend or colleague a lift means one less car on the roads, and someone to talk to on the way!
- Avoid leaving your engine running to warm up - idle engines use 0.5 litres per hour, the equivalent of 3.5 miles worth of fuel
- Plan your journeys - combine errands into one sensible trip to avoid unnecessary mileage and save CO2 emissions.