Fuel prices are a big expense in day-to-day life. At least once a week we are filling up our cars to get us from A to B. The great thing is that there are tips and tricks that can end up saving you hundreds of dollars off the amount you spend on fuel. From easy tricks such as what day you should fill up, to money saving tips, VroomVroomVroom is here to help.
Did you know that fuel prices are cheaper at the beginning of the week?
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are known to be more expensive when it comes to fuel prices.
Fill up before any long weekends or holidays as prices inflate around busy times.
Find the cheapest fuel prices near you
Looking for the cheapest fuel prices near you? If you are in Queensland, New South Wales or Western Australia, you can find the best fuel prices using the Vroom Fuel Watch app.
Gone are the days when you hoped you were getting a good deal on fuel. Simply hop onto the app and start saving money. You can also select your fuel type and see prices tailored to your cars needs.
It gets better… you'll receive a notification telling you where the closest petrol station is to your car rental return location so when you return your rental car, you can use the Vroom Fuel Watch app to find the closest fuel station to the depot. For more information about Vroom Fuel Watch, click here.
Keep it light
If you are towing a caravan or transporting something heavy, the car will use more fuel than usual.
Keep heavy things at home if you are not using them everyday.
Avoid peak hour
Driving at peak hour and at busy times means that you stop and start your car. When you do this, fuel is used significantly quicker.
Driving at a constant speed will save you money and time. Avoid peak hours and busy times of travel. If you are road tripping long distances, leave early in the morning to get a head start on busy traffic.
Avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic jams and road construction by using systems like Google maps, or a site like www.livetraffic.com.
Pick the economical car
Drive an economical or hybrid car.
Drive a car that is good on fuel, it's a no brainer.
Drive a smaller car - the smaller the vehicle, the less fuel you'll need.
Don't let the engine run when you are not driving.
If you are waiting or loading/unloading, turn the engine off rather than letting it idle.
If you are taking a long road trip, inspect your rental car's tyre pressure every few hundred miles.