1. My way or the highway
Using the correct tyre pressure will have a huge impact on your fuel efficiency and it’ll also make driving much, much safer. Read your car manual to understand what the correct pressure is for both front and back tyres, and check your tyres every two weeks or so.
Remember to take into consideration how many people you’ll be carrying and what kind of roads you’ll be driving on. Driving yourself to work is very different to loading the Kombi up and taking the whole family to Margate for Christmas.
3. Run a tight ship
A well-maintained vehicle that is regularly checked for the correct oil and coolant levels as well as things like brake pads, lights, and fan belts will run more efficiently and be safer to drive too.
What’s more it will ensure a decent resale price. Forking out a grand or two every year is far better than being whacked with a massive bill when your luck finally runs out somewhere between Leeu Gamka and Beaufort West.
4. Use SnapnSave to consolidate your shopping trips
Do you really need to drive to Checkers for milk, Pick n Pay for rice and Woolies for seedless satsumas?