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Saving Money with Your Car

Fuel prices have sky rocketed in recent months and it is having an effect on every driver. Everyone needs to think of ways to improve fuel efficiency and consequently save money. Whatever type of vehicle is driven, the chances are that mileage can be improved upon. At today’s prices, just a couple of MPG (miles per gallon) can really help. There are a few things to bear in mind and each one will see an improvement in mileage. When it comes to car insurance UK companies will be pleased to advised on the most suitable insurance for a particular driver and their vehicle.

Drivers need to reduce their speed generally. It is a simple way to economise. They should keep to speed limits or slightly below and set off a few minutes earlier if time really is of the essence. The journey will not take much longer by driving at a reduced speed and there will definitely be a slight improvement in MPG.

Drivers need to check tyre pressures on a regular basis. This is often ignored with the result that tyres lose air, meaning more petrol is burned to keep the car moving. Tyre gauges to check the pressure are available at garages or can be purchased for personal use. Tyre pressure needs to be checked when a car is cold as a drive means the tyres are warmer, as is the air inside, which gives a falsely high reading as pressure is increased. When considering car insurance UK professional companies will be pleased to give up to date advice on the type of car insurance required and the costs involved.

Air flow to a car engine can be restricted by dirty air filters. This harms economy and the performance of the vehicle. It is a relatively simple job to check an air filter. By holding it up to the light, if it does not let light through then it needs to be changed. Cars need to be regularly serviced in order for performance to be at its highest level. It is false economy to skimp on a service as, in the long run, something is likely to go wrong and car repairs are always costly. Discovered early, faults are likely to cost less. Anything that brings down the cost of motoring is welcome and when it comes to car insurance UK drivers will find there is an excellent range of companies offering rates to suit them.

When driving, acceleration should be moderate allowing a car to shift into higher gears. If possible, drivers should always look further down the road to see if there is a slow down in traffic. There is no point in accelerating only to have to brake after a short distance. A driver must remember that it has cost money in fuel to accelerate to a certain speed and now they are “throwing away” the speed they have paid for. Thinking of it in this way is a great incentive to moderate one’s speed. It is advisable, where possible, to keep to a constant speed as more fuel is used in getting a vehicle moving in the first place than to keep it moving. For car insurance UK drivers should consult the internet and take time to get the best quotes.

Drivers should regularly clean out the car especially the boot. Many people drive with heavy items in the boot which are only used occasionally. It is advisable to take off a roof rack or roof boxes too when not in use. The heavier the car, the more fuel is used. When it comes to insurance UK companies will take into account the type of driving a driver does, the distances they travel and any accidents a driver has been involved in as well as the type and model of the vehicle concerned.

Finally, if shopping for a new car, think about what size of car is really needed. Modern, smaller cars are far more fuel efficient than large older cars. A driver needs to take time considering which type and model of car is required and for what purpose the vehicle is to be used. Car insurance can be reduced as well as the cost of the initial purchase and future fuel purchases. In fact when it comes to car insurance UK drivers can rest assured that there will be just the right package for them and their vehicle.

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