Fuel Saving Tips: Drivers Urged To Follow Little-Known Car Key Trick

The UK is bracing for another bout of hot weather over the bank holiday weekend and next week. The Met Office predicts that Britain could be hotter than Mexico at some points next week. And with fuel prices still high, motorists will try everything in their power to cool their cars without relying too heavily on air-conditioning-draining gasoline and diesel.

The latest RAC Fuel Watch indicates that drivers will have to pay 170.97 pence per liter for unleaded petrol and 182.59 pence per liter for diesel on average.

And, considering the fact that the use of air conditioning in cars can increase fuel consumption by 10 percent, many drivers will be reluctant to use it.

However, there are several tricks motorists can use to cool down their cars while saving money on fuel.

A TikTok containing one such trick recently went viral.

READ MORE: Drivers warned of ‘common’ fuel drain mistakes

Others, however, argued that the hack is not as new as people think.

@offroadchick20 said: “It’s the global shutdown that most cars have, it’s nothing new.”

Another user commented: “Did they really notice now?” [SIC]

A third said: “I’ve been doing that for years.”

Drivers have also been reminded that if they run into problems with fuel costs towards the end of the summer, they can easily find the cheapest petrol station in their area using petrolprices.com.

After registering on the website, all motorists need to do is enter their ZIP code and the distance they are willing to travel.

The site will then provide drivers with a list of the cheapest gas stations in their area.

Mobile phone users can also download the app for easy access on the go without registration.

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