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Cut down on fuel consumption with economic driving

Encouraging your drivers to practice economic driving helps them to conserve fuel and keep costs as low as possible whilst out on the road. Driving economically is simple and can save your business a substantial amount of money in the long run.

Some of the best ways to drive down fuel costs include;

  • Cutting speeds from 80mph to 70mph - this will save up to 25% in fuel consumption. In addition, dropping from 70mph to 60mph on slower roads could save another 10%.
  • Regularly servicing your car and using the right engine oil will also help drivers get more miles per gallon.
  • Anticipate the actions of other road users to avoid harsh breaking and rapid accelerating. These are just a few of the key features in fuel consumption and can be avoided by being aware of other road users.
  • Keep engine revs as low as possible - to conserve fuel change to higher gears as soon as possible when driving.
  • Check your tyres - By keeping your car’s tyres at the right pressure you can improve fuel consumption by at least 2%.
  • Keep weight as low as possible - Make your car as light as you can by removing unnecessary items from the boot or any unused roof racks.
  • Avoid using air conditioning - On hot days, opening the windows instead if switching on the air con can help you cut down on fuel consumption.

Plan an effective route - planning your journey beforehand will help you find the most effective route, cutting down on unnecessary detours or any added miles.

Remember you can also make savings on your fuel costs by using fuel cards- designed to help reduce your fuel expenditure whilst giving drivers outstanding access to refuelling sites.