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How you can save £200 a year by making these 5 changes to the way you drive

MOTORISTS can save hundreds a year by making these five changes to their driving habits.

With these simple tips, owners of the most popular petrol cars can save up to £209.96 a year.

Money-saving expert Jordan Cos is urging drivers to slow down and slow down

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Money-saving expert Jordan Cos is urging drivers to slow down and slow downPhoto credit: Getty
Air conditioning can significantly increase fuel consumption

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Air conditioning can significantly increase fuel consumptionPhoto credit: Getty

With research and advice from Idealo and British Coupon Kid Jordon Cox, motorists can save up to 14 percent on fuel every year.

The price comparison site matched the figures with the money savings expert to find Brits could get an additional five miles per gallon out of a tank.

The simple tips could result in a 14 per cent saving on fuel costs for Kia Sportage owners each year, while Vauxhall Mokka drivers can save £125.19 (11 per cent) on their fuel bills.

Jordon offered a handy guide for motorists to get the most out of a tank.

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Just step on the pedal

Jordan said, “By stepping on the gas and brakes lightly, you can use less fuel and still get the right speeds.

“A matter of inches off each pedal could save hundreds a year.”

Lighter load

He reminded people driving around with a trunk full of luggage or goods to shed the unnecessary weight.

He said, “Take them out so your engine has to pump in less fuel to hit target speed or climb steep hills.”

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air conditioning

Jordan said: “Although it can be uncomfortable in the car during the summer months, air conditioning can significantly increase fuel economy, especially at lower speeds.

“If you’re driving slowly, open the windows to allow airflow through the vehicle rather than opting for the air conditioning.”

Stay within the speed limit

Jordan recommended: “It seems obvious, but if you stick to the speed limits you don’t use unnecessary fuel.

“At speeds over 110 km/h in small-engine cars, the fuel tank runs out quickly, so don’t be tempted to go over the limit.

planning

He said: “Rather than relying on satellite navigation, do a quick preview of the route so you don’t get lost.

“Take the shortest route, not the time, as that usually means driving on a freeway and using more fuel at higher speeds.”

Katy Phillips, brand and communications manager at idealo, said the results came at a difficult time.

She said: “It’s no secret that fuel prices have been a major contributor to the drag of the cost of living crisis.

“While we have no control over lowering the price of gas, we can control our fuel consumption and we hope our saving tips will inspire car owners to adapt their driving.

“Our data analysis shows that simple changes can result in hundreds of pounds worth of savings – fingers crossed people try them and see big savings on their annual fuel bills.”

The price comparison company advises how fuel lasts longer

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The price comparison company advises how fuel lasts longerPhoto credit: Getty

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