As Britons grapple with the cost of living crisis, many drivers are looking for ways to reduce their spending on fuel and other car-related costs. As a result, experts urge motorists to check their engine oil to make sure their car is running properly and to make their fuel last longer.
GSF Car Parts has warned drivers to keep an eye on their engines and water levels, especially before embarking on longer trips.
In addition to keeping the engine lubricated and running smoothly, engine oil can also have a major influence on a driver’s fuel efficiency and overall vehicle performance.
Motor oil can improve a vehicle’s fuel economy as it has a lower viscosity.
Moving thicker fluid through the engine uses more energy due to friction at key places like the oil pump and piston.
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Glasgow was the hardest hit city, with a whopping 77 per cent of respondents admitting to borrowing for fuel, compared to Plymouth where just eight per cent needed help paying for fuel.
There are fears that this will only increase further as the cost of living crisis continues and uncertainty over fuel prices continues.
Motoring experts recently warned that diesel prices would start to rise in the UK as its cost rose by nearly a penny since the start of the week.
OPEC’s decision to cut oil production will also have an impact on global gasoline and diesel prices.
Nick Zapolski, founder of ChooseMyCar.com, commented on the numbers and how the cost of living crisis was having an impact on all ages.
He said: “It is upsetting to see how the recent cost of living crisis has plunged young people into debt with family and friends.
“Our recent study showed that a large number of people need to continue driving to get to work or fulfill their responsibilities, so it is very worrying that a large part of society is forced to ask for help.
“We hope that measures are being taken to lower fuel prices, or at least keep them stable.”
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