Thursday 13 June 2024

Tried and tested ways to save money on motoring

Saving money on your car can seem like a pointless task at times. It can feel like there’s always something else to fork out for, whether that’s a full tank of petrol or a brand new tyre. However, there are a few things you can do to save money on pretty much any car. Yes, that includes yours!

If you’re curious, read on to find a couple of tried and tested ways to save money on any car:

Stop driving like you’re in a rush

Driving like you’re in a rush with lots of accelerating and braking is going to cause way more wear and tear on your car than you’d like. Drive sensibly. You don’t have to drive slower than any other car on the road and annoy other drivers, but you definitely need to stop being so aggressive with your driving choices. Stop making sudden decisions. Getting a black box on your car could encourage you to stop doing this as well as bring down your insurance premiums.

Buy second hand car parts

Buying second hand car parts is a great way to save money when you have repairs to make on your car. Looking at BMW breakers parts you’ll see that there’s really not a lot of difference in terms of quality with new car parts, and you’ll save quite a bit of money, too. Make sure you source your own car parts or specify to your garage that you’d like them to use quality second hand parts. This will bring your bills down substantially.

Fix issues before they get any worse

Don’t leave issues to get worse if you know you have a problem that needs to be fixed. The sooner you get it fixed the cheaper it’ll tend to be, as with any other kind of repair.

Make sure your garage is trustworthy

Are you sure that the garage you visit is truly trustworthy? Not all garages are created equal, so you must make sure that the garage you’re visiting isn’t ripping you off in anyway. Do your research on garages in the area and when you need something fixed, call around and get quotes. Remember that the cheapest won’t always mean the best quality of workmanship, but you should get a good idea of what is the right price to pay by doing this. When you’ve found a great, trustworthy garage, don’t let them go.

Keep it light

The lighter your car is, the less wear and tear and money you’ll have to spend on fuel. The fact is, the heavier your car, the more it expends fuel as you drive. Keeping it light will ensure you’re not spending more than you need to. Don’t forget about taking the roof rack off the car if you have one, as the drag can cause problems.

Drive in a higher gear

Drive in a higher gear where possible and your car will retain fuel much better than driving in lower gears. Get used to driving in a higher gear more often.

** This is a collaborative post

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