Fuel Saving Tips: Simple tire hacks can dramatically reduce fuel consumption and save hundreds of pounds

Drivers across the UK are facing a cost of living crisis and many are taking new steps to save money on petrol and diesel. Motorists are currently enjoying slightly lower costs than the record figures seen in July, but still more than 30 pence more expensive compared to this time last year.

Unleaded petrol prices stand at an average of 164.78 pence, with diesel drivers bearing costs almost stagnant at 181.28 pence per litre.

Mike Wise, Director of tiresHe said energy costs will affect the cost of maintenance and some workshops across the UK may struggle with costs.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “Firstly, drive sensibly and in control, avoid harsh acceleration, cornering and braking, this will reduce maintenance and tire consumption.

“Drivers should choose a tire with a low rolling resistance fuel rating as this will save money.

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Tires generally cost around £50, with more premium options costing around £85.

For a complete set, the difference here could mean the difference between spending £200 or spending £340.

Mike added: “The short-term outlook for the car consumer looks tough, inflation, higher borrowing costs, fuel and maintenance prices are rising.

“However, the freedom and independence that motoring brings will not lead to a reduction of cars on our roads.”

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Wise said the increase in price was due to the British pound being weaker than the US dollar, as well as logistical issues stemming from COVID-19.

Tire variants and applications have become more specific with the electric vehicle revolution attracting higher acquisition costs.

Wise also commented on the new Prime Minister Liz Truss, saying the Government must act quickly to see an “action plan”.

He said: “So far not much has been done by the government.

“There is never any mention of the Treasury raising VAT and fuel tax earned from higher prices at the pump.

“However, with Liz Truss taking over, I hope more will be put in place for motorists across the country.”

In 2022, there has been an increase in new vehicle registrations, which remain 33.2 percent below 2019 levels.

The effect on used car prices due to the post-COVID-19 new car shortage in 2021 has resulted in a £4,500 increase in average pre-Covid prices.

These high ticket values ​​have contributed significantly to UK inflation.

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