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Top 5 ways to save on fuel


As fuel prices continue to be a hot topic and environmental concerns take centre stage, finding ways to save on fuel has become more essential than ever.

Whether you’re a daily commuter or an occasional road-tripper, adopting fuel-efficient practices can not only lessen the burden on your wallet but also contribute to a greener planet. 

Check out our Top 5 ways to save on fuel: Smart strategies for savvy drivers. 


Maintain a steady speed
One of the simplest yet often overlooked ways to save on fuel is maintaining a steady speed while driving. Rapid acceleration and sudden braking not only increases wear and tear on your vehicle but also consumes more fuel. By driving smoothly, using cruise control where you can, and keeping a consistent speed. You allow your vehicle’s engine to operate efficiently, leading to better fuel economy. 

Prioritise your vehicle’s maintenance.
Regular vehicle maintenance plays a crucial role in achieving optimal fuel efficiency. Keep your engine well-tuned by getting it regularly serviced. Keeping your tyres inflated to the correct pressure is equally important. Uninflated tyres can add up to 5 percent on your fuel expenses so make sure to maintain proper tyre pressure. 

Lighten the load
Carrying unnecessary weight in your vehicle can negatively impact fuel efficiency. Many of us tend to use our cars as storage spaces, accumulating items that add weight over time. Clear out the trunk and interior to reduce the load your engine has to pull. 

Opt for a fuel-efficient vehicle
If your contemplating a new car purchase and want to find out how to drive cheaper and greener take advantage of the Green Vehicle Guide website. This will make it easy for you to compare a vehicles fuel efficiency and give you confidence in your next vehicle purchase. 

Find the cheapest fuel near you
In your quest for fuel efficiency, technology can be your greatest ally. The AANT app comes to your rescue by helping you find the most cost-effective fuel options. With a few taps on your smartphone, you can locate the nearest fuel stations with the best prices. Saving both your money and your time. Plus if you’re AANT member you can get 6c off the litre at participating United Fuel stations, leading to even greater savings!