Reduce petrol price pain with these fuel-efficient driving hacks
Spend less time and money at the bowser with these top tips for fuel-efficient driving.
With recent drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities reportedly disrupting about half the kingdom’s oil supply – or about five per cent of the global oil supply – there are fears that fuel prices in coming weeks could spike by 10 cents a litre or as much as 20 cents a litre.
In practical terms, an increase from $1.20 to $1.60 such as Melbourne experienced in October 2018 – when the price for 91 RON, or standard unleaded petrol, spiked to $1.67 per litre – would mean the owner of a mid-size car or SUV with a 60-litre tank could be shelling out as much as an extra $24 per fill. If you travel 500 to 600 kilometres weekly, you might need to find an additional $1250 a year.
But there are some significant, sustainable measures you can take to rein in your fuel bill. The type of car you drive, the time of day you commute, your driving style, and when and where you fuel up all may have a significant effect.