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Saving Money When Motoring

Being able to drive to where we need to be is an immense luxury for those who hold a driving licence and own a car. However, motorists know very well that running a car is very expensive, so it is important to know how to minimise motoring costs where possible. This article will look into how you can help reduce the amount of money you spend when on the road.

Economical Driving

There are a number of tweaks you can make to your driving style that will help you save money. Things like braking and accelerating harshly unnecessarily can waste a lot of fuel over time, and changing gear too late can also be wasteful. By avoiding these habits, you can save fuel and therefore save yourself money.

Maintenance

Ensuring that your car undergoes regular servicing is crucial, as it helps to minimise the risk of serious faults or breakdowns, which can be incredibly costly to rectify. By taking your vehicle in for servicing every so often, you can save yourself a lot of money and hassle in the long run. There are also plenty of apps you can use to check the diagnostics of your car whenever you want to, so there’s no excuse for not keeping your vehicle in check!

Insurance

Insuring your car is mandatory, but finding the cheapest deal for you without sacrificing any of the cover you need is difficult. It is important that you shop around different insurance companies, comparing quotes and policies to determine which one will be better for your vehicle. You can also take steps to help reduce your premiums, such as increasing your excess, adding a ‘safe driver’ to your cover, and installing a ‘black box’ to monitor your driving – all of these things sit well with insurers.

Save Money on MOTs

An MOT is required for all vehicles, but a smart way to save money is to check if there are small fixes that you can carry out yourself, rather than shelling out for a garage to do it. Things like replacing bulbs, windscreen wipers and fluids can all be done at home without any expert knowledge required – don’t pay for things you don’t need to!

Here at Tyres Northampton, we are proud to offer tyres of the highest quality from premium brands and budget suppliers alike, as well as carrying out MOTs and vehicle tests for vehicles of all types. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us today.

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