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A woman has shared some top tips for reducing your fuel consumption. Watch below:
With petrol prices going through the roof over recent weeks and months, millions of drivers out there have been worrying about how they are going to afford the hike.
When this is coupled with the recent news that energy costs are set to rise by record levels this year, some money-saving tips are very welcome, I think you'll agree.
Abigayle runs the @shetalkscars page on TikTok, which – yep, you guessed it – involves her offering her thoughts on all things motors.
In a recent vid, she shared top five tips for reducing the number of times you have to visit the petrol station.
Declutter your car
Abigayle says: "Anything that you don't need, get rid of it. More weight in the car, more fuel consumption."
Supporting her point, a spokesperson for AA told LADbible: "You can save on fuel costs by taking a few practical steps like removing an unused roof box or clearing your car boot of unused items but remember to leave safety equipment in there."
Pump your tyres up
"For every 10 percent your tyres are under inflated, you are using three percent more fuel," she says.
Expanding on her point, the AA added: "Make sure that your tyre pressures are set correctly. Under-inflated tyres can result in higher fuel consumption and can affect your cars handling. Hitting a kerb after losing control can result in tyre damage at best. An average tyre will cost you around £80.
"While checking your tyres, make sure the tread is above the legal limit (1.6mm) all the way around the tyre. Using the outer rim of a 20p coin to measure between the tread is a handy tip.
"Driving with badly worn tyres can land you with a hefty fine and points on your licence."
Don't fill up
Yeah, this one might sound a bit counterintuitive, but hear her out.
Abigayle says: "Fuel is really heavy; 70 litres of diesel weighs about 57 kilos. That's a lot of money."
So reduce the weight and help your motor go that little bit further.
Abigayle says: "No harsh braking. Every time you're actually wasting fuel. Obviously, still use your brake, please still use your brake!"
This is probably the most common way of saving on fuel, but Abigayle thinks it still needs saying.
"A heavy foot means you are gonna be consuming fuel faster," she explains.
"Planning your journey is better, and setting off ahead of time means that you don't feel the need to have to drive a bit faster."
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