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Yo! My name is Adam and this is my cool new auto blog. I live with my parents in the suburbs of Sydney. It might not seem pretty cool living with your parents, but I am planning to move out soon. One massive advantage of living with my parents is that I can save a lot of money to invest in my new car. As well as the extra money in my pocket, I also benefit from lots of advice from my dad who is an auto mechanic. He has helped me to fine-tune and to add accessorises to my auto so it looks really ace.


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Fuel Consumption | 3 Sharp Guidelines To Spend Less On Petrol On Your Low-Budget Road Trip

Sherri Craig

If you're planning a low-budget road trip, you need to find ways to spend the least amount of money on petrol. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, nearly 20 percent of petrol is imported into the country from South Korea and Singapore. The final price is eventually determined by factoring Singapore benchmark petrol prices, shipping costs and local taxes, which can end up burning a hole in your pocket. Follow these sharp guidelines to spend less on petrol.

Find Pumps With Low Prices Along Your Route

Before embarking on the road trip, estimate the number of kilometres you normally drive before refilling and keep track of low-price fuel stations in each area. The average price of fuel in Australia hovers around $1.12 per litre, but this can vary every day and can be considerably varied at different fuel stations. Online websites and apps can help you check prices of fuel pumps in different areas, so you can easily find cheaper fuel on your road trip. These apps and websites can help put the dollars back in your pocket when you're on a tight budget, so don't forget to do enough research to find pumps with low prices along your route.

Don't Overload Your Car With Unnecessary Junk And Optimise AC Use

Keep in mind that lighter cars consume less fuel, so a good way to reduce your consumption and spend less on fuel is to travel with minimum weight. That means getting rid of the unnecessary stuff you aren't going to use on the trip because it could add to your fuel expenses. According to data from the Australian Government Department of Environment, ACs use 10 percent more fuel while running at lower speeds, but they may be more fuel efficient at higher speeds over 80km/h when compared to an open window because of aerodynamics. Optimising the way you use your car AC can help you reduce your expenses on petrol.

Get Your Fuel Tank Checked Before Leaving

Your fuel tank houses the petrol needed for your road trip, but even a small leak will cause you to consume more fuel than necessary –– effectively pushing up your expenses for no good reason. To nip this problem in the bud, get a car service to inspect for any leaks with the fuel tank and related fuel parts. This preventive examination will ensure that your fuel tank perform at its best, so you don't spend more on petrol on your road trip.

Follow these clever guidelines to spend less on petrol on a low-budget road trip. A car service check is generally recommended to avoid any major breakdowns along the way.