Getting the most out of your fuel

Petrol and diesel prices have been on the rise recently and are pushing many car owner to their financial limits. Your weekly journey to work may have increased over the past 12 months or so and mean that each month you are having to fork out more and more on fuel.

With this in mind, it is a good idea to think about how you can keep fuel costs down and get the most miles out of your vehicle.

Firstly the way you drive, will have a huge impact on the fuel you use. Many modern cars have a economy gauge which will tell you if you are driving economically or not. Often this is a colour based system where red is using a lot of fuel and green is using less. Try to ensure you keep your car in green for as much of your journey as possible.

Making sure that your car I up to date with its services can also help economy. Changing your filters regularly will ensure that your car is performing at its optimum. 

Another way to cut down on costs of fuel is to see if you can share a car journey with anyone. If there are two or more of you who regularly go to the same place of work, why not see if it would be possible to car share, alternating whose vehicle you go in.