Saving money on fuel is as simple as checking your route. We show you which types of road to avoid and how to beat the traffic.
1. Plan your route
Look for the easiest and shortest routes before setting off. A quick map check could save you money on fuel if you're reaching the destination in half the time.
Consider alternative routes for regular journeys – is there a shortcut or easier route you may have missed?
2. Avoid certain roads
The following road surfaces can increase your car's fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent: Gravel, Dirt, Rough roads, Mud.
Avoid built-up areas with junctions and speed bumps where possible – regularly changing speed in low gears is an inefficient way to drive.
3. Beat the traffic
Check traffic reports before you start your journey. The Highways Agency is a good source of up-to-date information
If you have a digital radio (DAB), press the 'scan' button and select 'Traffic Radio.'
4. Use a sat-nav
Cut long journey times and make fuel last longer by investing in a sat-nav.
Sat-navs can help you re-route quickly and easily, but can be expensive.
Check out these money saving route changing tips and more in this slideshow.
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