09:27 24 October 2013
It is usually a trend that we see oil prices rise and so do the petrol prices. With the economy the way it is, keeping your car on the road might be a huge challenge. The following section highlights what you should do in order to cut down on your car’s fuel consumption.
Use The Cheapest Fuel
Ensure that you consistently use cheaper fuel. There are some supermarkets offering good money off deals on fuel. Check the prices before you fill up. You will end up making tremendous savings or cashback over time. The more that people use cheaper fuel, the more that stations will try to undercut each other.
Maintain Car Efficiency
Ensure that you take your car for detailing regularly. Pay attention to the tyres in particular the tyre pressure. Ensure that you don’t overload your car boot.
If the weather isn’t friendly at all, then you shouldn’t drive for long. If you have to, then keep your windows open. Otherwise, keeping your air con on can guzzle up fuel.
Driving smoothly can save a lot of cash as it places less stress on the engine and the car itself meaning that it doesn’t work as hard resulting in better fuel economy. Speeding through the gears eats up fuel much faster.
Reward Credit Cards Will Come In Handy A Lot
While the perception of credit cards and high debt is still negative, you should take advantage of reward cards. Cashback reward cards have points which you can redeem. Some companies offer fuel vouchers which will go a long way in ensuring that you keep motoring costs down.
Cashback cards in particular pay higher for fuel than for any other purchases. The only catch is to ensure that you pay off your card balance promptly every month. Otherwise, interest charges might end up stifling any gains that you make. Keep an eye on the credit card deals that you get. Introductory rates change after a few months of use. So look out for the rates before banking on reward credit cards for fuel.
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