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Wanna save on fuel? Jay and Dunc have got 5 easy fuel-saving tips for you

Work smarter, not harder. Better living. Go well go LOOOONG.

Paying for petrol is rough at the moment, but your ol’ mates Jay and Dunc have some fuel-saving-tips for you. 

Jay and Dunc's petrol-saving tips
Jay and Dunc's petrol-saving tips
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Check out their tips below, and have a watch of their yarn above. 

1) Recirculate button

The button recirculates the air inside the vehicle. If you don't know what the recirculation button does and have been blasting the air con to try to cool passengers in the back seat, you've been missing a trick and paying for it. 

So if it's extraordinarily hot inside of your car when you first get in, you want to turn this off so that you suck in the outside air.

If you're sitting in front of other cars, where you'll be getting all the exhaust fumes sucked into your car, you use this button so that the air inside your car recirculates and you don't suck in all that bad air.

2) Tyre Pressures

Under-inflated tyres increase your vehicle's drag, which increases fuel consumption. It's important to check your tyre pressures once a month to make sure they are properly inflated.

3) Drive smoothly; avoiding fast acceleration and sharp braking

This one’s a pretty obvious one, but it does help!

4) Don't leave your vehicle idling for long periods of time

Idling for more than 10 seconds burns fuel inefficiently.

5) Avoid carrying unnecessary loads

The heavier the vehicle is, the more energy it needs to get moving. Heavier vehicles have greater inertia and greater rolling resistance, which both contribute to increased fuel consumption.

So there you go lads and lasses.

Work smarter, not harder. Better living. Go well go LOOOONG.