Join our Fleet
Join our premier fleet today and let the jobs come to you:
- Longest established relationships with large accounts
- Fully managed fleet with on-going driver support
- Brand new leading app technology powered by Autocab
- Competitive radio rates
Sign up today
What can Drivers do to save money, reduce fuel consumption and emissions?
To help you cruise your way to cheaper driving, here are our top green driving tips:
- Check your tyre pressure regularly. Under-inflated tyres can increase your fuel consumption by up to 3%.
- Buy low-rolling-resistance (LRR) replacement tyres. LRR tyres are specially designed to improve a vehicle’s fuel economy by as much as 4%.
- Avoid carrying unnecessary weight in the boot as this will create drag and lose you money. Every 25kg weight increases fuel consumption by 1%.
- Avoid using air conditioning if possible, it increases fuel consumption by 5-10%.
- Drive with the windows closed, to reduce drag on the vehicle.
- Switch the engine off if you think you are likely to be stationary for more than 3 minutes.
- When starting up, there is no need to allow the engine to warm up. It is better to just drive off.
- Gentle pressure on the accelerator is fine however, hard acceleration and harsh braking uses up to 30% more fuel.
- Use higher gears wherever possible; a vehicle travelling at 37 mph in third gear uses 25 per cent more fuel than it would at the same speed in fifth gear.
- If you drive a diesel vehicle try changing up a gear at 2,000rpm. For a petrol vehicle change up at 2,500rpm.