Drive More Efficiently

There are plenty of steps you could take to increase your fuel efficiency. For example, pulling away gradually rather than revving hard can save lots of fuel. While on the motorway, keeping to 70 mph as opposed to 80 mph or more will definitely reduce fuel use considerably.

Keeping an eye on the conditions ahead may allow you to come off the accelerator early rather than having to brake suddenly. This will keep your average speed constant and use less fuel than slowing and accelerating again. Be careful also to keep those tyres correctly inflated.

Insurance Costs

You can reduce your insurance quotes by storing the car in a garage or on a drive (as opposed to on the road), increasing the policy excess and lowering your annual mileage.

Contact as many insurance providers for a quote as possible, and always try to negotiate. Never just automatically accept your renewal quote — shop around for a lower price instead. Be sure to opt for a decent and reputable provider such as Auto and General. That way, when you do need to make a claim, less time and money will be lost trying to get your payout.

Cut Out Unneeded Journeys

Keep an accurate record of the car journeys which you take during a week or month. Then look back at how you have used your car during that time and see what it reveals about how you use your vehicle. You will most likely find see that, at the very least, a few trips could have been avoided altogether or combined into one journey.


Servicing keeps cars running efficiently and can flag up any serious problems. If you persist in running a car that hasn’t been properly serviced, it will end up costing you money for fuel as well as, ultimately, repair costs. Always have your car serviced regularly.