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How Drivers Can Save Money

How Drivers Can Save Money

Keeping your car on the road, insured and taxed can often be a costly process, we all know this! At Monnington Motors, we can give you all the car news and driving tips that you need to help you to reduce your motor-related outgoings.

Tyre Checks Newton Abbot

While tyres can represent a substantial expense, this can save you money in the long term. Worn and poorly inflated tyres will cost you more money in the long run, as they can increase fuel consumption. While you do not have to buy top of the range tyre brands, you should be weighing up whether much cheaper options are costing you more money. Check your tyre pressure on a monthly basis and keep them inflated. With just a few minutes of effort, you can go a long way to reducing your fuel consumption and will provide an opportunity to make yourself aware of the overall condition of your tyres and spot any issues early on.

Check Out Your Driving Skill

If you drive poorly then you are probably wasting a lot of fuel. Over-acceleration, poor gear changes and erratic driving will end up costing you a lot of money and will also increase the amount of wear and tear on the car, increasing the amount of car maintenance required, thus leading to potential unnecessary garage repairs and bills. Driving in a less consumptive, aggressive, safer manner will significantly increase the life of your car and reduce your repair bills. You might want to do a training course with an instructor to refresh your driving style or find out some useful driving tips.

Shop Around For Insurance Deals

If you are letting your insurance roll on with the same provider, then the cost might have been slowly rising over this time. While you might not be paying a lot of attention, they may have been increasing your premium as time goes on. With more years no claims, this should be coming down rather than going up. Do your online homework around the renewal time and look for alternative providers.

Car Servicing Newton Abbot

Parts like windscreen wipers and lights do not take much maintenance. You do not have to be an expert to source and install these. It is great to be able to maintain some parts of your car by yourself, as it enables you to become more knowledgeable in the process. Maintenance will also allow you to alert your usual local garage when something starts to go awry. Often, the more information you can give a mechanic on the problem, the better. You can describe more fully when the problem started and how it’s been impacting other parts if you know your car.

Car Share Devon

If you have a regular commute, then why not consider splitting the cost with a work colleague or friend. You can arrange to pick them up and share the cost of fuel. If they also drive, then you can take the alternate days to drive to give yourself the chance to relax on the drive to work.

Lighten The Load

If you have the kind of car that remains packed with a roof rack and additional items all year round, then this will be incurring extra fuel costs. Any additional weight you add to the car will reduce your fuel economy and cost you money unnecessarily. Taking the time to empty out your car will help reduce fuel cost and consumption. Even small items can add up! Each 50kg you carry in your car will reduce your fuel economy by around 2%. It’s worth having a regular clear out of your car, not only will it be tidier it will also save you money.

Contact Monnington Motors

So, if you require further information from our specialist garage Newton Abbot, give us a call on 01626 363630. One of our expert mechanics or technicians will be on hand to offer their knowledgeable advice on any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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