Motorists can save on petrol and diesel costs by driving with a bowl of water

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Latest data from RAC Fuel Watch shows drivers are being charged an average of 161p per litre for unleaded petrol, while diesel has shot to an unprecedented high of 170p per litre. With the ever increasing prices, drivers are looking for ways in which they can save fuel and go longer in between trips to the petrol station.

One unique tip could help drivers save fuel and also remind them to be a safer driver when out and about.

Motorists have been advised to drive as if they have a bowl of water on the passenger seat, in an unconventional way to save fuel.

Vanarama warns drivers that with petrol and diesel prices rapidly increasing, they should be more cautious when on the road.

A spokesperson for Vanarama said: “Anticipation is the name of the game. 

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When the car is at a standstill and the engine is turned on, drivers will be getting zero miles per gallon, since fuel is being used but they are not going anywhere.

Modern cars with “stop/start” technology save fuel by turning the engine off while the vehicle is stationary, which is always advised.

Mark Akbar, Managing Director at CarStore, said: “As prices at the pump are increasing rapidly and the cost-of-living crisis escalates, it’s more important than ever that drivers make the most out of every drop of fuel, improving the driving economy and saving themselves money in the process. 

“At CarStore our Personal Advisors are committed to listening and putting our customers’ needs first and we want to share any informed, impartial advice that we can to make our customers’ lives easier and more affordable.”

“There are many different techniques and habits you can incorporate into everyday driving that will have a positive impact on your vehicle’s fuel economy.”



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