Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Advice to Hit Back at Rising Costs of Fuel

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Advice to Hit Back at Rising Costs of Fuel

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Byline: By STEVEN HUGES

THE average cost of unleaded petrol is about pounds 1.10 per litre with some motorists paying more than pounds 1.20. Diesel averages pounds 1.20 per litre, rising to more than pounds 1.34 in some parts of the UK.

With global oil prices continuing to rise, the pounds 5 gallon is here and is likely to remain for the foreseeable future.

Drivers need some money-saving tips and they come from Haynes, the publisher of car and motorcycle manuals

Dedicated to saving motorists money, Haynes offers advice for negating the increased cost of fuel.

It has the following advice:

Stay below the limit of 70mph on motorways.

Allow extra time for your journey and drive at 50mph instead of 70mph because this can save 30% of a fuel bill.

Don't use high engine revs (rpm).

Change gears so your engine is operating at its most fuel efficient.

Switch off the engine when stopped for more than a few seconds at lights or in congestion. …

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