Be smart about car travel
- Combine your home and business trips to avoid ping-ponging back and forth.
- Anticipate road conditions and drive smoothly, avoiding sharp acceleration and heavy braking.
- Check your tyre pressures regularly (under-inflated tyres are dangerous and can increase fuel consumption by up to 3%).
- If you’re stuck in a jam, switch the engine off if you expect to be there for more than a minute or two (cutting the engine will save fuel and reduce emissions).
- Use air conditioning sparingly as it significantly increases fuel consumption.
- Change gear before 2,500rpm (petrol) and 2,000rpm (diesel).
- Keep max speed to 55-65mph.
- Remove roof boxes and bike carriers, reduce weight of goods carried.
- Get your vehicle serviced regularly.