Driving is becoming increasingly expensive, from your insurance to fuel prices and repairs, so we are here with some tips to help you save money on your driving! These are simple things you can do that can make a real difference when it comes to saving money over time, so get ready to save some money and also help to look after your car!
Our first tip is to make sure before you travel anywhere, to pre book your parking. This might not always be possible, but if you are travelling somewhere or going to a large car park, go online and see if you are able to pre book. Most of the time this will make your parking significantly cheaper than it will be if you turn up on the day. For example, if you’re heading to a Grosvenor Square car park, turning up in London on the day and trying to park might not only be difficult, but also expensive. So, pre-booking will not only make it cheaper, but it will secure your space and help you to make sure you don’t end up driving around trying to find a car park that has space for you and your car. This can take a matter of minutes but can make life so much easier.
Choose Economical Tyres
Another thing you can do to save money, by saving fuel specifically, is to choose economical tyres. When you choose tires that have a low rolling resistance (ask your mechanic if you’re unsure whether they’re right for your car), you can get much more mileage out of your car. Rolling resistance is all about the force needed to keep your car rolling at a particular speed, which is determined by how much friction is applied to the tyres. When this is lower, energy and fuel can both be used less, helping you to save money. The way this is possible is in the design of the tires, using a compound that is designed to minimise heat resistance on the road.
So, if this is something you’re interested in, discuss your options with your mechanic, but make sure to do your own research on the best types and also the average prices so you don’t get ripped off!
Keep An Eye On Tyre Pressure
Last but not least, when you keep the pressure in your tires as close as possible to the suggested amount, it can help to prolong the life of your tires so that you replace them less often, whilst also helping to improve fuel efficiency, as you have less rolling resistance with the road, going back again to the second point. If your tires are even slightly off in terms of tire pressure, or the pressure in tires is uneven when it shouldn’t be, then you could be using much more fuel than necessary in order to run the car smoothly. So, we would recommend that you have your tire pressure checked once a month, to not only keep your car safe, but also to save you fuel and money. Always try to check your tire pressure when they’re as cold as possible, so on your first journey of the day.