Top Four Ways To Save On Running Costs
If we really think long and hard about it, having a global pandemic that stretches out longer than 12 months is arguably the best way to save on your car’s running costs.
In any normal year (what even is normal anymore?), there are many ways that you can keep a bit of cash in your pocket and lower your car’s running costs. Here are the top four ways that you can save on your vehicle’s running costs.
1. Service your car!
I know what you’re thinking, won’t servicing my car just cost me more money? The short answer is yes, it will. Servicing your vehicle could impact your short-term costs for dealing with any issues that may arise, however, getting ahead of any unexpected repairs could really protect you from some larger-than-anticipated invoices. Stick to your manufacturer’s specifications when deciding upon your servicing schedule.
2. Drive smarter, save more.
Did you know that driving with your windows down at speeds upward of 60km/h can actually impact your fuel efficiency? Having the windows down at high speeds can introduce a ‘drag’ to your vehicle throughout your journey, forcing the vehicle to utilise more fuel, costing you more money.
3. Lose some weight!
No, not you. I mean the car. This could be considered another way to drive smarter. If you’re carrying lots of unnecessary baggage, your car will require more fuel to operate. This excess weight can also have a negative impact on your tyres and suspension. It’s pretty simple, more weight = greater costs.
Short term? More money spent at the servo.
Long term? More money spent at the mechanic.
There’s no need to lug around an extra wardrobe or your golf buggy in your boot all week when you only play on Saturdays, lose the extra weight.
4. Look after your tyres.
Ever tried to drive a car without tyres? Me either, it’s impossible. Replacing your tyres can be super expensive – unless you have eric Tyre & Wheel Insurance.
Replacing a set of tyres can cost you hundreds of dollars and if you don’t look after them correctly, you may be purchasing a new set more frequently than you’d like. Make sure you read and understand your Manufacturer’s guidelines around tyre pressure and maintenance.
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