01:16AM, Wednesday 24 October 2012
Our free petrol competition is now closed, but read on to see how we can help you save money on your fuel bill.
With the cost of petrol and diesel skyrocketing, many families are starting to feel the squeeze and finding it increasingly difficult to meet the ever-rising cost of fuel. For most of us, the car is not an optional extra in our lives but an essential mode of transport for getting to work, doing the weekly shop or taking the children to school. The average cost of a litre of fuel is around £1.42, with some parts of the UK reporting that figure pushing £1.50 with no signs of it decreasing. This means that the average 50 litre family car costs £72 per week to fill or a whopping £300 per month. That’s more than the average food shop for a family of four. By following the below driving tips, you could save an incredible 33% on your fuel bill. That’s a massive £100 per month.
Tips for fuel-efficient driving:
Finally, although it may not be an option for the majority, the best way to save money on fuel is not to use the car in the first place. If you can, use public transport, cycle or walk – you’ll save money and get fit at the same time.
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