‘My fuel costs keep mount­ing. How can I keep them down?’

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Drive smarter, says Jeff Os­borne, head of Gumtree Au­to­mo­tive. ‘Ag­gres­sive driv­ing’ can in­crease fuel us­age by up to 33%, he says. ‘This in­cludes speed­ing, rapid ac­cel­er­a­tion, rac­ing between traf­fic lights and slam­ming on your brakes,’ says Os­borne. ‘You should take at least 15 to 20 sec­onds to get to 80km/h – a rel­a­tively gen­tle start in low gear.’ And keep your air-con off. ‘That can save you about 5% of your an­nual fuel bill.’

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