Driving down fuel costs
How often do you glance at the fuel prices as you drive into a fuel station knowing you have little control over the amount you are spending? Fuel costs are infamous for shifting around, so when it comes to keeping costs down, it can be really tough.
So, with absolutely no control over prices set by the fuel companies, other than being selective about where fill up, what else can you do to drive down your fuel costs?
Right car, right fuel, right job!
Picking the right vehicle, with the right fuel type, for the right job is important! Fuel types alone can be a tricky one, whether it is petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric – it really does depend on what your requirements are. Will you be travelling
General driving style
Simple but effective, it may sound pretty
Correctly inflated tyres
Another simple, yet sometimes overlooked, fuel saving tip is to check the tyres of your company cars and vans regularly. Underinflated tyres make it harder for vehicles to manoeuvre and accelerate, meaning more power is needed and therefore more fuel. This is a simple and effective way of keeping costs down.
Leave the golf clubs at home
What’s inside your boot? It’s easy to use this space for storing bottles of water, children’s toys, team sports kits and perhaps even weekend golf clubs if you’re a fan. The more weight piled into a vehicle, the heavier it becomes and this
A healthy car is a happy car. If maintenance checks are not carried out regularly this may lead to vehicle damage, subsequently costing you money for repairs. It can also mean that the engine has to work harder than necessary increasing fuel consumption. Don’t get stung in the pocket; ensure that your car gets a little TLC every week.
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Call 0345 408 4047 to speak to one of our vehicle and leasing experts to find out how you can start driving down fuel costs today!