Petrol Pump Prices at 4 Year Low!

Thanks to a pricing war between some of the UKs favourite supermarkets and a price drop in oil, petrol prices are at a 4 year low. According to BBC news petrol prices have fallen to 124.22p but don't worry diesel drivers your price per litre has fallen as well, to 128.58p.

The last time prices were this good was January 2011 but the AA has told consumers to not get too comfortable as 'pressures on the oil market mean prices will rise again this winter'.

So enjoy the low prices now and take our tips for conserving fuel on board your vehicle this winter.

CHAMBERS FUEL SAVING TOP TIPS

1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAR

When your car is regularly serviced you can increase your fuel efficiency. Make sure you use the right specification of engine oil, check your tyre pressure is correct as low tyre pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tyres. Keep the air filter clean as clogged filters waste fuel and increase exhaust emissions. (Oil specification and tyre pressure measurements can be found in your vehicle handbook)

2. DRIVE BETTER

What we mean when we say 'better' is accelerate gradually, anticipate braking and take your foot off the accelerator as soon as you can. The more you put your foot on the accelerator the more fuel you waste. Drive at the speed limit or slower, the difference between driving at 80mph and driving at 70mph mean you use 25% less fuel according to the RAC.

3. DON'T USE YOUR AIRCON AT LOW SPEEDS

Air-conditioning increases fuel consumption at low speeds. When you're at high speeds however it helps to use your Aircon instead of lowering your windows as this creates less wind resistance making the car lighter and using less fuel. The less you use your Aircon the better as it uses engine power increasing your fuel usage.

4. STREAMLINE YOUR VEHICLE

By removing unnecessary roof racks or any boxes adding wind resistance and so increasing fuel consumption. Don't pack too much in your boot, the heavier the car the more fuel you use.

5. PLAN YOUR TRIPS

Avoid rush hour as continually using first and second gear uses up a lot of fuel to get the car going. You can also combine errands and avoid short trips in the car.

Most importantly…enjoy driving!