Motorists across the UK have been forced to practice various fuel saving techniques in recent months. And even though gas and diesel prices have dropped slightly in recent weeks, many drivers are still looking for ways to save money on fuel.
The latest RAC Fuel Watch indicates that motorists will have to pay 169.58 pence per liter for unleaded petrol.
Diesel is even more expensive these days, averaging 183.74 pence per litre.
With that in mind, motorists have been reminded to only use cruise control in certain places to improve fuel efficiency.
Cruise control is a common feature of most modern cars and can greatly help increase a vehicle’s fuel economy.
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Nicholas Zapolski, founder of ChooseMyCar, said: “At ChooseMyCar we believe that money should never get in the way of driving, whether it’s being able to buy a car or simply paying for gas to run it.
“With the cost of living continuing to rise, our research confirms that the expense of driving will be another financial strain for many of us across the country.
“For families looking to upgrade to a more fuel-efficient car, we recommend prioritizing certain car specs like tank capacity, average MPG and fuel cost per mile.
“Brands like Renault, Toyota and Hyundai are great producers of economy cars that are not only family favorites, but also great for mileage and low cost of operation.”
Another fuel-saving method drivers should follow is to make sure they fill their fuel tanks to the brim when they visit a gas station.
Dorry Potter, car and scrapping expert at National Scrap Car, told Express.co.uk: “Although affordability is a big issue for motorists at the moment, causing many to top up £10 or £20 here and there. when they need it.” can afford it, it’s actually much better to fill up your car when you refuel.
“When you’re only refueling a small amount each time oil deposits and shoddy stuff that falls to the bottom of the fuel tank is pumped around the vehicle for an extended period.
“This can damage the fuel filter, which can lead to the fuel pump overheating and engine clogging.
“The latter can be very dangerous, as it could cause the engine to stall while driving at higher speeds, which could lead to a fatal accident.
“At best, motorists will have a hefty repair bill, as new fuel pumps start at around £200 minus labour, and this can vary from car to car.”
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