As you may already know… we at BWOC provide a highly efficient fuel card service, but we also focus on helping our customers get the most from their fleet.
Our focus is to encourage your drivers to be as fuel efficient as possible and have come up with 10 tips to make your tank last longer:
1. Get a Fuel Card – BWOC offer a range of Fuel Card services which are designed to save you money by locking in the week’s fuel price on a Friday for the week ahead. In this fluctuating market there are real savings to be made every week:
2. Get it checked – Modern day engines are complicated pieces of machinery which rely on a vast array of electronic components that can easily fail. To ensure maximum efficiency from your engines have it serviced regularly. The money spent initially can make you savings in the long term.
3. Tread Carefully – Ensure that your tyres are always inflated to the correct pressure. Tyres which are under inflated by even a small amount can increase fuel consumption noticeably.
4. Lose Weight – Carrying unnecessary weight in any sized vehicle will reduce efficiency and therefore increase fuel consumption in the process.
5. Hot & Cold – Do not waste fuel by warming the engine up before a journey. Even though a warm engine is more efficient that a cold one, taking the first 10 minutes of your journey slower will allow the engine to maximise its fuel efficiency in the long run.
6. Another good tip is to take a little more time when planning your journeys to avoid congestion, to ensure you take the best route. Unplanned detours can cost you a lot in fuel due to little errors such as getting lost.
7. Slow Down. Reducing your average speed by just a few MPH can have a noticeable effect on your fuel consumption and your wallet. Driving at 70 MPH uses 9% more fuel that driving at 60 mph.
8. Nice and Easy does it. Most drivers could save a significant amount of fuel by simply reading the road further ahead and slowing earlier for traffic lights and other hazards thus avoiding unnecessary acceleration, heavy breaking and then acceleration while pulling away again.
9. Keep your cool. Most new vehicles are fitted with air conditioning. If the extra cooling is not needed switch it off to reduce demand on the engine.
10. Exploring for fuel. The price of fuel can vary greatly between suppliers. However, if it requires an extra journey to seek out that few extra pence per litre saving, you may find that there was not an overall saving in the long run. Investing in a BWOC fuel card can fix your weekly fuel cost giving you security over your price.
Author: Emma Keast
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