Do you know where you are going????.
Motorists waste 350,000 tonnes of fuel per year getting lost! You can plan your route on the AA website, it’s free too. Alternatively, buy a Sat Nav system, worth their weight in gold and safer than a map.
Planning your route saves you fuel and money. Take ten minutes before you leave to plan your journey.
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Sitting in queues costs money and wastes fuel. Avoid congestion by checking the local radio news or trafficmaster for delays before you set off. If you hear of delays and jams, route around them. Travel before and after the rush hour if you can. Leaving 15 minutes earlier can save you half a tank of fuel over 5 days.
Reduce weight, and fuel consumption, by removing unnecessary items from your vehicle that do not need to be there for a particular journey. This can include buggies, golf clubs, tools, footwear and all those things you keep ‘just in case’
That also means removing things that increase drag – roof racks and roof bars should come off if not in use.
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Make sure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure. Under inflation by 7psi will waste half a gallon of fuel in every tank. Inflating to the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines -which are based on cold tyres, so use the petrol station nearest your start point to avoid your tyres warming up and being inflated to the incorrect psi.
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