SOARING fuel prices aren’t showing any signs of slowing down.

Now oils and fuel treatment manufacturer Millers Oils – who are based in Brighouse – have offered It’s Our World readers some top tips to help ease the pressure on the wallet and reduce carbon emissions.

1. Avoid any unnecessary weight in the car by taking off any roof racks or roof boxes that aren’t needed.

2. Ensure that tyre pressures are correct. Under inflated tyres are not only dangerous but create more resistance to the road.

3. Check your oil once a month. Three in five motorists don’t check their oil as often as they should and can be left with costly repair bills by not topping up correctly.

4. Top up your oil regularly and make sure you put not only the correct oil in your car but also use a good quality engine oil. Using cheap budget brand oils may save you money during the purchase but cost you more money in the longer term.

5. Maintain steady speeds to lower fuel consumption.

6. Avoid sharp acceleration and heavy braking to decrease fuel consumption.

7. Use a high performance fuel treatment to keep your engine clean and reduce your car’s emissions.

8. Turn off the air conditioning – on average air conditioning uses 10 % more fuel.

9. Don’t wait to heat a cold engine. By driving away immediately, it avoids causing rapid engine wear. A good quality engine oil will provide improved protection on start ups.

10. If you get stuck in a traffic jam, switch off the engine. It will save on fuel costs and reduce emissions.

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