As a driver, you have a lot of freedom. You can drive anywhere you wish (with limits of course!). You can get into the car on a cold winter day and sit nice and warm. However, sometimes a car can become quite costly and be harmful to your wallet. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You can save so much money on a day to day basis by making a conscious decision of choosing a cheaper alternative rather than buying expensive OEM parts every time your car needs repair. This article is offering some tips and tricks on how to save money whilst you are a driver.
Buy Economical Tyres
One of the first things you have to do is think about the tyres on your car. Tyres are a huge factor in how much money you can save from your fuel with the type of tyre. When looking for them, sometimes a cheaper tyre would be a great choice. Although a cheaper tyre could save you money right away, in the long term you can actually lose money. A more expensive or specialized tyre could be more costly at first, but the savings you will get in the long run through fuel saving would be more beneficial than choosing a cheaper alternative.
Don’t Pay Extra for Premium Fuel
Another way you can save money in a simple way is to stick to normal fuels. Of course, these fuels are useful and are used by specific cars and brands, but these are useless is non-performance cars. These fuels are often made by the oil company and are typically more expensive than normal petrol and diesel. When they are used in a ‘normal’ consumer car, rather than a specialized car or sports car, the benefits are useless and do not add anything to the health of the car or the overall drive. So, when it comes to fuels, stay away from those and stick to the normal fuels that work for your car.
Source Car Parts Yourself
If your car needs to be repaired or needs a new part fixed onto it, it can become quite costly. Something you can do to reduce the cost for you is to be told by a garage what part your car needs and then source the part yourself, as then the only thing you pay for when it comes to the garage is the fitting and labor costs. Also, this includes the overall maintenance of your car. One piece of equipment that can be useful is the G8P Portable Fuel Transfer Pump, allowing you to transfer fuel whenever you may run out and need some before going to a petrol station. However, something that should be said is to not do any work on your vehicle if you do not know what to do, as it could lead to further damage for the car or damage to yourself.
Empty the Boot, Reduce the Weight of your Car
Last but not least, empty the book of the car. Added weight can waste a lot more fuel than you realize. The roof rack, if it is not being used, should be removed, as this adds a lot more weight than necessary. So, if there is a tone of stuff in your car that you do not need, then take it out, and save yourself some money, and the save the planet in using less fuel