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Tips and tricks to save on fuel

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It seems like fuel prices are just going to keep going up and up. How can you help save yourself some money though?

1. Refuel when prices are low - This may seem like an obvious one but it really can help. Fill up when it's cheap not when your tank is empty.

2. Shop around - There's plenty of apps out there!

3. Avoid hard acceleration and braking. Flow with the traffic – smooth driving can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent

4. Watch your speed - Keep in the left land if travelling below the limit

5. Lighten the load - Take off rook-racks and bull cars if they're not needed. Remove stuff from the boot if you're not using it as well.

6. Tyre pressure - Keep pressure towards the top of the manufacturer’s recommended range. Under-inflated tyres respond poorly to steering and do not hold well on the road.

7. Have your wheel alignment checked - An improper alignment will see your tyres drag across the bitumen rather than rolling freely which results in lower fuel economy

8. Open the windows - When the weather is fine, switch off the air-conditioning. This can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent in urban driving.

9. Service your car regularly

10. Shop smart - Take advantage of the range of petrol offers with companies

Tips provided by the NRMA