I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for tips to help beat the income squeeze and, courtesy of a colleague in the States, I’ve found a very practical one from none other than US presidential candidate Barack Obama. And his tip? Simple, keep your tyres at the correct pressure. That might sound a little too simple to be effective but it has backing. According to the website ‘Be Tire Smart’, driving your car with just one tyre at 20% below the correct pressure can increase fuel consumption by 4%. What’s more, it can reduce the life of the tyre by 15,000km.

More importantly the website highlights some safety benefits of keeping tyres at the correct pressure. Under-inflating your tyres can cause delayed breaking, acceleration and steering while over-inflating the tyres can cause reduced grip and increased wear on components of the suspension as well as the tyres themselves.

This tip shows that there are some very simple things we can do to cut our fuel bills to battle rising prices. Let us know if you have any tips of your own!

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One Response to “A new tip to reduce your fuel consumption”

  1. Rob Says:

    5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

    With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car more fuel efficient.

    Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely necessary.

    Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don’t Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great tip you should follow.

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