The Jewish Chronicle - - Business - MARTIN LEWIS

car has to work a lot harder to ac­cel­er­ate.

Re­move roof racks if you are not us­ing them. Even un­used roof racks add wind re­sis­tance, mak­ing the en­gine work harder.

Turn air-con­di­tion­ing off; up to eight per cent of your fuel bill goes on it. I am not say­ing that you should sit in your car and boil like a lob­ster, but be aware of the cost.

Do not fill up your tank to full. For­mula One rac­ing driv­ers go faster to­wards the end of the race as there is less petrol in the car, so less weight. Be a petrol-sav­ing nerd by only top­ping up to three-quar­ters full. Though only if your cheap­est petrol sta­tion is on a reg­u­lar route, so you won’t need ex­tra trips to fill up.


This is the big­gest sav­ing, though peo­ple find it hard to vi­su­alise as

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