With the average cost of a litre of petrol and diesel around £1.30 (Jul 2018), it's no wonder that a large proportion of our outgoings is taken up with motor fuel.
Here we take a look at the top three ways to save on fuel:
We've all done it. Filled up your car at the local garage only to find it's a penny cheaper per litre just up the road.
It's frustrating to feel you've paid too much, but does driving around to find the best fuel price actually make a difference in the long run?
And how far would you go to get the cheaper fuel? If you put 50 litres of unleaded in your car then found it 5 pence cheaper per litre elsewhere, you could save yourself £2.50. But you don't have to go far, especially in city traffic, to get through £2.50 worth of fuel.
It's false economy to drive miles to find cheaper fuel prices. However, it's sensible to keep an eye on the cost of fuel locally or on your regular commuting routes.
If you're passing a cheaper garage just nip in and fill up when you can. But make sure you choose the right fuel.
Over 150,000 people put the wrong fuel in their car each year. And it can be very costly. With LV= your car-insurance covers you if you put the wrong fuel in your car. And if you have breakdown cover as well we can help you get to a garage for repairs.
One of the best ways to save money on your fuel costs is to drive with fuel efficiency in mind.
Switch off your air con at low speeds – it uses more fuel.