NOW that the average price of a tank of fuel has hit £100 in Britain, drivers are desperately looking for ways to cut costs.
And it's getting worse: the RAC has confirmed that prices are up by 1pm in just 24 hours to set yet more records today.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “Another day and another round of fuel price records with both petrol and diesel up by a penny in 24 hours.
"Unbelievably the average cost of a litre of petrol has gone up by more than 7p in just a week to 183.16p , and diesel by 4.5p to 188.82p.
"Other price records have also unfortunately been set this morning with the average cost of a litre of diesel at a motorway services passing the £2 mark for the first time ever (200.99p).
"Petrol at the motorway is also at another record of 197.18p."
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To help motorists, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has put together tips on how to make the most of your tank.
Shop around to save
'The best advice to save on fuel is to shop around and to find the cheapest fuel rates in your areas.
'Usually, it’s cheaper to refuel at the big chain forecourts rather than smaller petrol stations.'
Check your tyre pressure
'It’s a good time to check your tyre pressure as a lower tyre pressure increases the drag on your car meaning your engine uses more fuel.'
Declutter to save fuel
'The heavier your car is, the more fuel your engine has to use, so it’s a good time to declutter your boot.'
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'It’s best to turn off air conditioning when driving at lower speeds as it uses an incredible amount of fuel to operate.'
Should I open the windows?
'When driving at lower speeds it’s cheaper for you to roll down the windows and turn the air conditioning off, but as soon as you meet the motorway, wind those windows up as the drag from the windows being open will use more fuel.'
Stick to the speed limits
'Excessive speed is one of the biggest fuel-guzzling factors.'
Combine your journeys
'Consider making one round trip rather than several short trips. Once the engine is warm it will operate more efficiently.'
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'Not only is coasting a dangerous driving technique, you have less control of your car and you’re likely to drive faster as you go downhill.'
Use a Fuel Calculator
'Using a Fuel Calculator you can work out how much your journeys will cost in fuel, and also how much fuel you actually need.'
Keith Hawes, Director of Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, said: “With the cost of living crisis worsening, it’s important that we all take measures to reduce any additional costs, from our food shops to our car costs."
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