Courier driving jobs and high fuel bills do, unfortunately, seem to go “hand in hand”… We have all had that “gut wrenching” feeling when we finally pluck up the courage to open our bank or credit card statement. Yep you know the one that only seems to be keeping various fuel stations in business! Well in the next few paragraphs I am going to discuss a few, very simple points that WILL HELP you save money. OK this is not going to be instant gratification.. Do not expect to open up your statement next month and suddenly find an extra wad of cash in there. You will see the affects from these methods over a course of time read this.
Tyre pressures should be checked weekly, not only from a safety perspective but also you can save up to 10% on your fuel bill.
Don’t always assume that driving a car with a smaller engine will save you money… A larger car with say a 2.0 litre engine may actually use less fuel than the same car with a 1.6 litre engine as this car will strain to pull a larger weight.
Speed plays an important part in saving fuel. You use more fuel over 75 mph. You might not think your engine is “drinking fuel like water” at this speed because there are usually no visible signs. Your engine will rev higher at higher speeds and will not be within an economical band. So keep an eye on your speed and revs. Driving at 70 mph uses up to 9% more fuel than at 60 mph. 80 mph can use up to 25% more than at 70 mph.