Fuel saving tip: Motorists urged to ‘drive defensively’ to save on ‘crippling’ fuel costs

Thousands of drivers have already used fuel saving methods to reduce their gas and diesel bills and increase their efficiency. Current data from RAC Fuel Watch shows drivers will pay 182.69 pence per liter for petrol and 192.38 pence for diesel.

With prices still high, drivers are advised to heed a few simple tips to increase their fuel economy.

First of all, the vehicle must be in optimal conditions.

Cars are usually in top condition after being serviced or having an annual MOT.

There are some steps you can take at home that can save drivers money on other car problems and on gasoline and diesel.

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It is recommended to use the correct gear for the road conditions, with cruising and coasting possible in the highest gear.

Drivers should try to maintain momentum by being careful with the throttle and avoiding rapid acceleration and hard braking.

Researching local gas stations can also be of great help to motorists as they will be able to travel directly to their cheapest option and not settle for more expensive options.

Andrew Watson, CEO of PetrolPrices, said: “The number of people taking advantage of the PetrolPrices app has skyrocketed.

“We’re now seeing an average of at least 100,000 daily users, and on our best day, over 230,000 people used the app.

“Motors can easily download the PetrolPrices app, where they can compare prices on their route before they leave, making sure they pay the lowest price for their fuel.”

Six months ago, the PetrolPrices platform had an average user base of just 17,500 per day.

In recent weeks, the app has seen exponential growth, particularly in early June when prices were rising rapidly.

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