How to increase your MPG

Top tips from the Institute of Advanced Motorists to help reduce your fuel costs and increase your mpg

  • Keeping a constant speed whilst driving is more fuel efficient than frequent accelerating and braking
  • Ensure your tyres are properly inflated to the correct pressure; under-inflated tyres increase fuel consumption
  • Remove heavy items that you may have in the boot of the car, the extra weight increases fuel consumption
  • Keep windows closed when driving at high speeds, this keeps the aerodynamics of the car
  • Don’t use air-con at low speeds, open a window instead
  • Avoid over-revving the engine and try changing gears earlier
  • With speed humps drive at a constant speed rather than accelerating and braking
  • Engines work more efficiently when warm, if your journey is a short one could you walk or cycle
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