*entering your mileage helps us work out the running costs of the car(s) you have selected
*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
Stick to the speed limits. What Car? research shows that doing 80mph uses up to 25% more fuel than doing 70mph.
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.
Be gentle and change gear early. Accelerate and brake gently, and change to a higher gear as soon as possible. As a general guide, change up before 2000rpm in a diesel and 2500rpm in a petrol, without letting the engine struggle at low revs.