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More Ways Of 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!

Two Can Pay For Car Fuel Cheaper than One

Car pooling is one of the most cost effective ways of cutting your fuel costs. Have you considered this with a colleague? Whether it is employees who are sharing a car when driving to work or neighbours taking their kids to school this is an excellent fuel saving tactic. Drivers who are car pooling can take turns using their cars each week or use the car which has the lowest fuel consumption. Car pooling can greatly decrease the running expense over the course of a year and is better for the environment. If sharing journeys with someone at work you can automatically cut your fuel consumption in half - fantastic savings can be had for both parties! Of course, if you are now working from home you have automatically reduced your motoring expenses. But for those who cannot do this then car pooling is a great way of reducing your motoring costs at the same time as helping to protect the environment. It is worth noting that you could check your insurance as a reduction of miles being driven per annum could reduce your insurance premiums too!

Change Your Driving Habits 

The way a car is driven can make a significant difference to fuel consumption. Streamlining a car simply means shutting windows whilst driving and removing roof racks, and this will save on fuel consumption. De-Clutter your car – do you really need those golf clubs in the boot? Take them out if you are not using them. Over the course of the year it can really help to keep some £’s in your pocket. Make sure your tyres are properly inflated - consult your owners manual for the correct tyre pressures - if in doubt pop into your local independent garage - ACC UK Ltd of Farnborough, Hampshire - Independent Volvo & Toyota Servicing, Repair and MOT Specialists offer their customers free tyre and battery checks. Correctly inflated tyres means better fuel consumption but also ensures that your tyres wear evenly avoiding the premature need to change your tyres. Avoid using the air conditioning when driving. Driving at 55mph rather than 70mph will cut fuel consumption by 20%. Avoid warming your car on idle on cold mornings; this wastes fuel every day. We have written plenty of blogs on changing your driving habits to reduce fuel consumption but to also help maintain your car parts. Take a look for further information. At the moment fuel prices are increasing so making little changes really can make a difference in the long term. Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 2019 & 2020,  The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, The Eagle Radio Biz Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 & the SME News Magazine Most Trusted Car Servicing Provider 2020, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.