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  • Petrol is expensive. Here are two simple, super-quick ways to get the most from the fuel in your car.

  • Inflate your tyres

    If your car tyres are deflated even by two PSI units of air pressure under the recommended level, you lose 1% on your petrol mileage. Most people’s car tires are five to 10 PSI below the normal level, so that means by just inflating your tires, you can improve your petrol consumption by up to 5%.

  • It’s easy - just read your car’s manual to see what the recommended tyre pressure is, then head to the petrol station and fill them up to where they should be, with air. It’s basically free petrol!

  • Clean or change out your car’s air filter

    A dirty air filter can cost you up to 7% of your petrol mileage, even 5,000 miles after changing it. Cleaning off your air filter is easy and quick. All you need is the owner’s manual, and a vacuum cleaner. Read your manual and find out where your filter is located, then vacuum it when you're cleaning your car.

  • A clean air filter can save you more than £130 for every 10,000 miles driven in an average car. If your filter is beyond help, you can buy a new one.

    *If your car normally gets 20 miles per gallon (MPG), your car is now getting 18.6 MPG. With an unchanged air filter, that's an extra 37.6 gallons of petrol, costing around £131.

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