Friday, 30 December 2011

5 Reasons to Reduce your Fuel Consumption

The ever increasing need to save fuel

The rise in fuel prices coincides with one of the worst economic environments we have faced. Unemployment is rising and wages are being stretched by the increasing cost of living.

Our dependence as a nation on the motor vehicle and the amount we all spend on petrol or diesel, makes fuel consumption a number one target for saving money.

1. The Cost of Filling Up

According to the Daily Mirror, the average yearly fuel bill of a two child family is £2445. Add that to the cost of maintenance: Tax, MOT, insurance, tyres and other repairs – and there has never been a more appropriate time to reduce fuel consumption.

2. High Fuel Prices

Petrol and diesel prices are at an all time high, with the AA reporting that the average price of fuel in the UK now at a staggering 133.7ppl (pence per litre) for petrol and 140.9ppl for diesel!

3. Inflation of Fuel Prices

Who remembers when fuel was below a £1 per litre? Well I can tell you that it wasn’t that long ago. For arguments sake, let’s just say 2 years ago: that’s inflation of 20.5% per year! There doesn’t seem to be much of a recession on the global oil markets!

Consider then, that based on the current Retail Price Index (RPI), fuel has risen approximately 15% above inflation. Can there be a better reason to try and cut down?

4. The Distance we Travel

How far do you drive to get to work? With the average employee now spends nearly 200 hours per year commuting – the price of fuel at the pump makes the drive to work much more expensive and eats into your wages that little bit more - pinching an increasing proportion of your monthly income.

5. Do it for the Environment

We now travel further than ever before in our automobiles. But if cost doesn’t matter, or you like to be green, do it for the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Reduce Your Fuel Bill by £520 in 2012..

Top Tips for Saving Fuel in 2012...

Would you like to save £520 in the next year?

Over the course of the next few weeks, we’re going to share some great insights with you. Our aim is simply to help you save £10 per week (£520/year), by reducing your fuel consumption.

Our useful hints & tips will cover:
  • How to reduce fuel consumption
  • How to improve your fuel economy (MPG)
  • Fuel efficient driving styles
  • Effective vehicle maintenance for optimal fuel efficiency
  • A daily tip via Facebook & Twitter

It’s a completely free to view series and it’s sure to provide a welcome saving! What better way to save a few quid, than to get from A to B for a little bit less?

What’s up Next?

We’ll be releasing the 1st article in the series really soon and we’ll keep you posted. Look out for ‘The Causes of High Fuel Consumption’.

In the mean time, why not check out something else we’ve prepared for your information: 5 reasons to reduce your fuel consumption.

Stay Tuned

Every article will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and on the Starter Motor Blog, so you can stay tuned in many different ways.

Daily Hints & Tips

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Tell Your Friends & Family

We’re sure you friends and family would also love to save £10 per week. Invite them to subscribe to the series now via the Starter Motor Blog.