Fuel Saving Tips: Drivers are warned not to leave cars in certain places to save fuel

With summer slowly winding down, motorists have been urged to go the extra mile to find a well-shaded parking spot. This is because leaving the car in blazing sun can greatly increase its fuel consumption.

This is especially relevant when fuel prices are still much higher compared to last year.

According to the RAC, drivers can expect to shell out 170.40 pence per liter of unleaded petrol.

The situation is even worse for owners of diesel cars, who will pay 182.70 pence per litre.

Motorists should therefore try to avoid leaving their vehicles in direct sunlight.

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“In the hypermiling community, you go to great lengths not to use the car in the first place.

“The easiest way to save 100 percent of your fuel is to not use fuel in the first place.”

Earlier this year, a survey of 2,000 motorists, conducted by OnePoll, found that if the cost of fuel were anywhere near £2, most Britons would consider changing the way they drive.

Nearly a quarter said that if both gasoline and diesel hit that mark, they would seriously consider a switch.

Four in 10 also said they would support a reduction in the speed limit, from 70 mph to 60 mph, as a way to save fuel.

However, Dyson warned that drivers should be careful when practicing fuel-saving techniques.

The expert said: “People shouldn’t put themselves at risk when hypermiling.

“It has to be done safely within road conditions and it has to be a safer way to drive as you know the road and traffic conditions and use them to your advantage.

“The key is to be sensible, for many people hypermiling should just be common sense and many people already do it without knowing it – treating every drop of fuel as if it were your last is a great way to really focus on maintaining efficiency.”

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