Posted by: Cbpop
Posted: 14th Jun 2011
While the fuel prices are going up. There a few ways you can save yourself a bit of money. Try sticking clear of the major petrol stations for one!! I find quite a few of the smaller privately owned stations are cheaper, even with the 4cent discount. A few other things will help you get more out of your precious and expensive tank of fuel. One of them is making sure your tyre pressures are up and correct (you should check this every few weeks because city roads are hell and put alot of pressure on them), if they are low your car will be working harder to push you further. Also backing off the accelerator if you see a red light ahead, this means your car won't come to a stop and you don't need to accelerate so fast when taking off again (will also save your brakes too!!).
But most of all be carefull about putting ethanol blended fuels into your car.... WHILE manufacturers specify that vehicles these days are made to run on this fuel, i've worked in the mechanical industry and I've seen the damage it does to cars! I wouldn't put it in any vehicle I own because the money you save now you WILL pay later in new parts like, fuel pumps, fuel lines, filters etc. Reply