Strap yourselves in wannabe petrol heads. With the help of money saving expert, Martin Lewis, Book Theory Test Today is hitting the road with 50 top tips that will cut your motoring costs. Tune in each & every week for a new tip and remember to share with friends and family and slash the cost of motoring.
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Cut the cost of motoring tip #7 â€“ Donâ€™t put premium fuel in standard cars
Book Theory Test Today says: â€œGone are the days when youâ€™d go to fuel your vehicle with leaded or unleaded petrol. Two choices, it was that simple. But, some did make the occasional error putting the wrong fuel type in their motor.
However, turn up at a fuelling station nowadays and thereâ€™s as much choice in petrol as there are flavours of Coca Cola, some more pricey than others.â€
The majority of petrol stations in the UK do now sell â€˜high performanceâ€™ fuels. However, the fact is thereâ€™s minimal or even no performance difference for the standard road vehicle.
So, this is perhaps one of the easiest ways to cut the cost of motoring, donâ€™t fill up using super fuels, except if you have a sports car where youâ€™ve been advised that a premium fuel will actually be used correctly.
Even the AA says that high performance fuels are too costly simply for regular use. However, if you do want to use it, they recommend filling the tank three times in row in order to keep your engine clean and running efficiently, then switch over to standard fuel as the engine could benefit from the â€˜fancy fuelâ€™s detergents.â€™
The AA also suggests using a high quality engine oil to prolong the life of your vehicleâ€™s engine and improve fuel consumption. Therefore, itâ€™s definitely beneficial to use the type of engine oil recommended for your vehicle to prevent the engine going kaput and adding to the cost of motoring.
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