Drivers seeking to save money with constant fuel consumption on the rocket have been urged to try ‘hypermilling’.
Strategy refers to when a motorist changes their driving habits to maximize petrol efficiency. The method can save you hundreds every year, the Daily Express reports.
Successful hypermiller Kevin Brooker, 44, tried the first idea to overcome his monotony during his regular 70-mile commute.
The driver, who works for Bracken National Park but lives in Swansea, claims you can earn up to £ 600 a year using this technique.
He recommends driving as slowly as possible and the cheapest way to drive in the highest possible gear without having to work your engine.
One of the most important factors in hypermilling is to avoid stiff acceleration or braking.
He told the Guardian: “To further the energy I was using, I was learning the techniques to get the most out of that gallon.
“The bonus is I was saving money. Over the course of a month, I can really save up to £ 50 without increasing my travel time.
“Most cars now have a range meter, which tells you how many miles you have left
“You can see that you are trying to go further than you think the car can run on the fuel you have.
“Read the road ahead for traffic lights and roundabouts, so that you always keep going. If a green light is off at a fair distance, there is a high probability that by the time you turn it red. It’s all about pacing, so if you get green you get there.
“With rounds, feed into them instead of stopping.”
Of course, without too much pressure on the engine, drivers should slow down to a reasonable and highest possible gear. Drivers should also avoid holding the gear in “high revs” while maintaining the flow of traffic.
On average, drivers pay 163.52p for a liter of petrol, compared to 176.14p per liter of Super Unleaded.
Already diesel drivers are still suffering from high prices, which cost 177.47p per liter, making most drivers pay around £ 100 for a full tank of fuel.
Kevin Brooker advises drivers to keep an eye on possible changes to their vehicle – he personally drives a Hyundai Ionic electric car.
Brooker has done electricity work for his round trip now costs 97p despite rising electricity prices.
One of his world records comes in an electric car, as he was able to drive only one stop to recharge from John O’Groats to Land’s End.