8 tips to maximise your petrol while prices are at an all time high

With petrol prices on the up and up, we've put together a list of 8 ways you can maximise your tank of fuel to help minimise the sting when you next have to pay at the pump.
8 Ways To Reduce How Much Petrol You Use...
  1. Don't speed
  2. Make sure your tyre pressure is correct
  3. Avoid using the air con
  4. Take off any roof racks
  5. Drive smoothly
  6. Keep your load down
  7. Reduce idling time
  8. Avoid making short trips

A study from the AA found that making these small adjustments can actually have quite an impact on your fuel!

  • Poor driving style - used almost 20% more
  • Added weight and drag - used 11.11% more
  • Incorrect tyre pressures - used 7.76% more
  • Air conditioning off - saved 8.68%*
  • Using fuel-efficient tyres - saved 4.71%

There's also a great app that Kiwis can use to find the cheapest petrol station in your corner of NZ.