The average price of gasoline around the world is 1.47 U.S. Dollars per liter.
Prices around the world are hiking up as the war in Ukraine makes what was already a problem with oil prices even worse.
Venezuela is the world’s cheapest country to buy petrol, where amazingly it costs just 2 pence (GBP) a liter. This is because it’s home to some of the biggest oil reserves in the world. But it’s also a country where income is very low too.
There are plenty of steps you can take to improve your driving style which will also make your car more fuel-efficient. Sticking to a consistent speed, changing gear sooner, avoiding unnecessary braking, and accelerating smoothly are good driving tips that could also help to reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption
Here’s a list of 6 things you could do to reduce your petrol usage and car maintenance bills while achieving optimal fuel economy and keeping the road safe for everyone.
How To Cut Down On Petrol Costs
1. Consider Carpooling (Car Sharing)
Carpooling is the simple practice of different individuals coming together to use a single car for the commute. This helps reduce traffic and carbon emissions by decreasing the number of vehicles on the road. It facilitates the use of the full seating capacity of a car/vehicle.
Look for colleagues who may be living in your residential community. You could then plan car sharing/rotation on daily commutes. Not only does it help you cut costs, but it is also good for the environment.
2. Beat Traffic With Public Transport
Map your daily commute and see how you can integrate public transport in your journey. Not only is it good for the environment, it also lets you beat peak-hour traffic.
3. Walk It Off
If your supermarket is just a few steps away, avoid using your cars and just walk to the place.
Not only is it good for one’s physical and mental health but it’s also good for the environment.
4. Drive The Car Type You Need
Drive the car type/size and engine size that suits your needs. Bigger cars and stronger engines typically consume more fuel and are less easy to drive.
5. Regular Maintenance
For proper vehicle maintenance, inspect the following:
- OIL AND COOLANT LEVELS. …
- AIR FILTER. …
- TIRE PRESSURE AND TREAD DEPTH. …
- HEADLIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS, BRAKE, AND PARKING LIGHTS. …
- OIL & FILTER. …
- ROTATE TIRES. …
- WAX VEHICLE. …
- TRANSMISSION FLUID.
A well-maintained car will increase its road life. Also, a smooth engine means better fuel efficiency.
6. Adopt Good Driving Practices
Maintaining a steady speed is recommended. Avoid revving up, as some motorists do when a traffic signal turns green. Use cruise control when possible.
Use cruise control when there is little to no traffic. Cruise lets you enjoy those clear roads and helps you maintain a consistent speed. Speaking of speed, use the cruise control only when the speed limit stays the same for long periods of time.