Shop around for insurance – this can save you hundreds of dollars each year.
Keep your tyres inflated to the maximum recommended tyre pressure – for every PSI under the maximum, fuel efficiency decreases by 0.4%. Fully inflated tyres also wear more evenly and last longer.
Have your car serviced regularly – oil gets gummy over time, parts wear and tear and need to be regularly replaced, and clean air filters improve fuel efficiency. A little bit of money spent now can save thousands in the long run.
Accelerate and stop slowly – laying off the accelerator can increase your fuel efficiency by 25%.
Clean your car inside and out – this helps protect the paint and the upholstery, which improves resale value and saves you money.
Leave for work early or late (avoid peak hours) – a commute at 6.30 am that would take 15 minutes can take an hour at 8.30 am.
Use your commutes for other errands – do the weekly shopping on the way home from work.
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