9 Tips To Save You Fuel

Keep a smile on your fuel dial by committing these nine expert tips to memory. Fuelsaving

  1. Shop around – Download the mynrma app to find the cheapest real time fuel prices in your area.
  2. Refuel when prices are low – not when your tank is empty.
  3. Avoid hard acceleration and braking – Flow with the traffic – smooth driving can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent.
  4. Watch your speed – Keep in the left lane if travelling below the limit.
  5. Lighten the load – Take off roof-racks and bull bars if they’re not needed. Remove golf clubs or tools if you’re not using them.
  6. Tyre pressure – Keep pressure towards the top of the manufacturer’s recommended range. Under-inflated tyres respond poorly to steering and do not hold well on the road.
  7. Open the windows – When the weather is fine, switch off the air-conditioning. This can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent in urban driving.
  8. Shop smart – Take advantage of the range of petrol offers with companies.
  9. Service your car regularly – Blocked air filters can increase fuel consumption significantly. NRMA car servicing carries out a 40 point Safety Check free as part of every general or log book service.

More on the my nrma app

my nrma fuel and parking app

Find the cheapest fuel in your area with the my nrma app.

As well as saving you money by helping you find the cheapest fuel, the my nrma app is super-handy if you need roadside assistance or need to order a car battery – and you can even use it to save money with our partners.

Its available on the App Store and on Google Play.

Have you any fuel saving tips to share? We’d love to hear back from you in the comments?

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Tim @ NRMA

About Tim @ NRMA

Tim Pomroy’s old man still holds the record for the fastest lap of Mount Panorama in a Mini (Rauno Aaltonen eat your heart out) has worked in the automotive industry for more than 30 years starting out as a mechanic, and since 2003 he's been road testing at the NRMA. His mechanical experience means that when he says a car's ride is rubbish or that the sound deadening is non-existent, the manufacturer listens. That's why we call him Dr Tim.

4 thoughts on “9 Tips To Save You Fuel

  1. WHY are our fuel prices still astronomically high??? It is selling for $35 a barrel now and we are still paying the same as when it was $100 a barrel. WHO is ripping us off and WHAT is NRMA doing about it???

  2. Good ideas. I would have one more to add: Share the ride. From my own experience I can say that it reduces the cost significantly. Check with your friends or coworkers, and see if you can synchronize with them. Most of the people are opened for ride sharing.

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