With fuel prices soaring, exceeding $2/litre at many petrol stations and experts predicting prices to hit $2.50/litre, savings on fuel costs is crucial. Here are our top 5 tips to save on your fuel expense that will see your hip pocket thanking you!
Check Your Tyres
Your tyres being in the best possible condition is very handy when it comes to maximising fuel efficiency.
Under-inflated tyres require more energy and fuel to drive your car.
You can check your tyre pressure and fill them with air at your local service station... free of charge!
Stick To Your Servicing Schedule
Keeping to your cars manufacturers servicing schedule ensures that your car is operating at peak performance!
If your car is overdue for a service, this could be costing you considerably more to drive the car.
Turn Off The Air Conditioning
Keeping the air-conditioning on increases your fuel consumption. When driving in local areas and completing short trips, opening the windows (weather permitting) will help your car save on petrol and keep you cool!
If you're guilty of being an erratic driver, slamming on the accelerator and brakes, you could be costing yourself more at the pump! To accelerate at a grand prix racing driver rate uses much more fuel than if you were to drive at a safe and appropriate speed.
Drive Your Car With a Novated Lease
Novated leasing allows you to pay for your fuel GST-free and with pre-tax income! At the beginning of your novated lease, you set annual running cost budgets that include your fuel expense, therefore what you pay for each month will remain the same. This allows for easy planning and budgeting - coming in very helpful when there are pricing changes such as what we are currently experiencing.
To learn more about how you can save on your fuel expense while you drive, talk to our novated leasing experts today.