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Cutting Down On Car Costs

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The blog over the coming weeks will be things you can do to reduce your car costs. Everyone wants to save money on a monthly basis, maybe for that annual holiday or your children’s uni fund or for home improvements.

Running a car has become a major expense, especially with the ever increasing fuel prices. Drivers can use certain methods to not only decrease fuel consumption but to also reduce other costs when running a car throughout the year. The expense of running a car is no joke and can take a huge chunk out of the monthly household budget. UK drivers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the rapidly rising car fuel costs. As petrol prices look set to increase the only option open to drivers will be to find more economical ways to run their cars. Please read our blog to find ways that you too can save costs throughout the year!

Trade In the Petrol Guzzling Car

Fuel prices are pretty high at the moment and do not look likely to decrease in the near future. Filling that tank is now a huge expense for most motorists, and cars that drink fuel are quickly going out of fashion. Smaller cars do not weigh as much as the bigger models and fuel consumption can be as much as 50% less than larger cars. Choose a car by actual requirements rather than desires. Dropping down to a less powerful car can also save on insurance costs as well as fuel consumption. These are two major ways that you can save money all year and still have the luxury of owning a car. There are more and more electric and hybrid cars coming onto the market – it is definitely worth doing your research to see what savings can be made.

Seek Out the Lowest Fuel Prices

With diesel and petrol prices increasing it is important to achieve the best prices available. The internet will be of use when it comes to sourcing out the best fuel prices in the local area. There are actually petrol comparison sites on the internet that will give updated prices on a range of petrol stations including supermarkets. Prices are changing regularly so it is important to check on these sites daily. Obviously if it is a 15 mile round trip to the cheapest petrol station it may not be worth the journey to save a 1p on a litre of fuel! Filling up your tank at non motorway service stations is cheaper normally so plan in advance of your journeys. Remember, do not fill a car tank completely; more fuel in the tank means a heavier car and this will increase fuel consumption. Also do not drive around too often with very little fuel as the sediments in the bottom of the tank can cause damage in the long term. Look out for supermarket petrol offers such as 5p off a litre of fuel when you spend £50 on groceries - these offers can save you £'s over the year! Happy safe Motoring Folks!

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