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*Fuel cost figure based on UK national average price.
I am travelling miles
My car averages miles to the gallon
The current price for a litre is £
You will use approx. X gallons, or Z litres
Which will cost you: £Y
Unless it’s really cold or uncomfortably warm in the car, leave the air-con turned off. Using it can put a strain on the engine and burn more fuel, especially at low speeds. The same goes for heated windscreens, demisters and other electrical appliances.
Remove excess weight. Take unnecessary bulky items out of the car, such as that shovel you put in the boot to clear snow in winter. Also, if the kids are staying at home, so can their buggy.
Lots of modern cars come with engine stop-start, which can be great if you let it work properly. Sit with your foot on the clutch and the engine will continue to burn fuel; take it off and you’ll save money and fuel.