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Simple Ways To Cut Fuel Costs

George Sterling | Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Due to rising fuel prices, many individuals have to rethink their daily usage of fuel. The price of fuel is rising at such an alarming rate that people who use their vehicles for daily use are finding it hard to cope up.

Even though fuel prices are rising, by taking some factors into account, you will be able to reduce your expenditure on fuel. Here are some tips that can help you save fuel costs:

Plan Your Journey

Most of our daily fuel cost comes from taking several journeys from home to work and school. If possible, it is very important that you plan ahead with your family, especially if your work is far from home.

You can talk to your children and ask them to set up a time of pick up that matches with your work routine. Try to finish most home tasks in a single journey. Furthermore, if possible, share a car with your colleague when going to work. If someone from your neighborhood has children in the same school as yours, you could both share cars on alternative days.

Use Public Transport

If your home and work place are near to a subway station or bus stop, try to use the public transport as much as you can. This will not only help you cut fuel costs but also the parking costs. Stations allow you board a train with a bicycle; you can easily ride the bicycle to the station and take a train to work from there.

Get Rid Of Unnecessary Load

If you are carrying a lot of unnecessary load in your car, you should immediately plan to remove it. Removing load can easily help you reduce fuel costs by 30%.

Maintain Consistent Speed

A car consumes more fuel when your brake a lot. Try to maintain a consistent speed when driving and avoid braking too much. A consistent and constant speed with good management of your gears can save you up to 15% fuel.

Keep Your Vehicle Tuned

A well maintained car can help you cut a lot of fuel cost. If you haven’t had your car maintained in the past six months, you should immediately head to the local workshop and get your car checked. RAC claims that keeping a strict check on your tire pressure can actually save you up to 2% on fuel costs.

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