Fuel saving tips: Drivers are advised to make small changes to avoid wasting gasoline and diesel

The RAC predicts gasoline, premium unleaded and diesel prices will continue to fall just weeks after hitting record highs. Despite this, many drivers are still mindful of their gas and diesel bills and use various methods to make their fuel last longer.

A key step that drivers could take advantage of is to avoid idling while behind the wheel.

Rule 123 of the Highway Code emphasizes “the driver and the environment” and stipulates that drivers must not leave a parked vehicle unattended with the engine running.

Drivers are advised to avoid leaving their engine running unnecessarily to reduce noise and air pollution.

The rest of the rule states: “You must not leave the engine of a vehicle running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road.

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Research has shown that an idling engine can burn three to four pence of fuel every minute.

Speaking previously to Express.co.uk, Duncan McClure Fisher, founder and CEO of MotorEasy, warned drivers of the huge costs they face just to keep their engine running.

He said: “While it may sound very innocent, research has shown that an idling engine can burn 3-4p of fuel per minute.

“If you do 10 minutes of warming up, five days a week, and you still spend 30 minutes a week stuck in traffic.

All prices, including the super unleaded which has fallen below £2, are expected to fall in the near future.

Will Bullen, of Car Lease Special Offers, said drivers are now being cautious about their fuel bills and will try to do everything possible to cut costs.

He said: “We know a lot of people are looking to save money right now and these simple tips are a great start to cutting costs at the gas pump.

“Smooth acceleration and braking are the most obvious, but we also recommend anticipating traffic lights and slow-moving traffic, rather than holding them in between stops.

“Only small adjustments can have a positive impact on your fuel consumption and your bank balance.”