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Money-saving Tips for Motorists

Do you feel motoring costs are becoming very expensive? From the cost of fuel to the maintenance of your vehicle, motoring costs can consume a large amount of your annual income. Therefore, below are some tips to help you save money by reducing your motoring expenses.

Use car parking apps
There are apps such as Parkopedia where you can check the cost of parking in different car parks near your selected location. It’s a good way to compare parking prices instead of just settling for the first car park you come across.

Empty your boot
Carrying unnecessary weight will increase your fuel consumption. Therefore, it’s recommended you remove any junk from your car boot or even roof bars for your roof rack if possible.

Black box insurance policy
This uses a small black box in your car to monitor your driving. Safe driving is rewarded by the insurance company lowering your premium. This is especially good for young drivers who are finding it difficult to get cheap car insurance.

Shop around for car insurance
Many people decide to accept their auto-renewal quote immediately, however before doing this you should call your insurer and try to haggle for a reduced price. Also, it’s a good idea to compare different insurance quotes before making your decision.

Buy economical tyres 
Often people are tempted to buy cheap tyres for their car in order to save money. However, it has been found that buying good quality ‘eco’ or ‘energy saver’ tyres helps to reduce fuel consumption. This means you could save money on your annual fuel costs whilst also being assured your vehicle has quality tyres.

Don’t drive up/down kerbs
Doing this can cause damage to the metal wires in the sidewall of your car’s tyres. By stopping this, you could same money as you are less likely to get a puncture in your tyres which would need repairing.

Search for cheaper fuel
By searching for the cheapest fuel available, you could save yourself a lovely amount on fuel over the year. Of course, this doesn’t mean going out of your way to find the cheapest fuel, however don’t always stick to the same filling station as it isn’t always the cheapest. There are websites such as PetrolPrices.com where you can find the cheapest fuel prices near you.

Check for vehicle faults before an MOT
Often vehicles fail their MOT due to minor faults which could have easily been fixed beforehand. By checking for faults, you could reduce the risk of your car failing the MOT test.

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Posted on 23rd July 2018 at 11:58 AM

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