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… Because we all need a gentle reminder sometimes!

Switch off your engine  Many newer cars automatically turn off when stationary in neutral. If yours doesn’t, turn off your engine when you’ve stopped to save fuel.

Higher Revs  Driving at lower revs reduces fuel consumption so change up a gear at around 2,000

Drive Smoothly  Assess the road ahead as much as possible to avoid unnecessary braking and acceleration, which increases the amount of fuel you use.

Slow Down  Your fuel costs will increase the faster you drive so keep speeds reasonable.

Windows v Air Con  If you are travelling at low speed opening the windows is more efficient. If travelling at 60 miles per hour or above, closing the windows and using the air con will save you more.

Tyre Pressure  Under-inflated tyres increase your fuel consumption and can be dangerous on the road so check them once a month and before long journeys.

Roof Racks/Boxes  Having these attached to your car when they’re not being used will increase drag and increase your fuel costs.

Lighten your Load  Remove excess items from your car before travelling to reduce weight.

Source:  Energy Savings Trust