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How to make petrol last longer

Petrol prices are so high nowadays that you really should learn some techniques to make your fuel go further. Following our handy hints will get you a little further down the road before you need to fill up once more.

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Don’t fill up your fuel tank. Running your car with all the extra weight of a full tank of fuel could cost you 1% of your car’s optimum MPG. That doesn’t sound like a lot but if you combine it with the other tips, you’ll make savings.

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De-cluttering the car will save you dragging around unnecessary weight. You could make anything up to a 2% fuel saving by removing stuff from the boot and the cabin.

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De-cluttering the car will save you dragging around unnecessary weight. You could make anything up to a 2% fuel saving by removing stuff from the boot and the cabin.

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Keeping your tyres at the correct pressures is another way of maximising your fuel consumption. Low tyre pressures increase the car’s drag meaning you’ll burn more fuel than necessary.

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Get rid of your roof rake until you need it. Not only are you dragging extra weight around, you’re also making your car less aerodynamic.

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Air Con is a killer for fuel. It can cost you up to 10% of the car’s fuel efficiency. With newer cars you’ll find that Air Con doesn’t make the sort of difference it does with older cars, but switching it off will save you fuel no matter what you drive.

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Air Con is a killer for fuel. It can cost you up to 10% of the car’s fuel efficiency. With newer cars you’ll find that Air Con doesn’t make the sort of difference it does with older cars, but switching it off will save you fuel no matter what you drive.

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You can also save fuel by driving more efficiently. Lifting off the throttle and allowing the car to naturally slow down when the speed limit decreases or you’re approaching a corner will save you fuel.

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Starting from a standstill takes loads of fuel so try and keep the car rolling when you’re approaching traffic lights.

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Starting from a standstill takes loads of fuel so try and keep the car rolling when you’re approaching traffic lights.

Where to Buy the Cheapest Petrol

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