Thursday 9 June 2022

As the average tank tops £100, what steps are YOU taking to save money on petrol? We asked, you answered


Petrol station queues

As petrol prices across the country made their biggest daily jump in 17 years, motorists everywhere are taking steps to reduce their fuel consumption in any number of innovative ways.

With an average family saloon petrol tank costing more than £100 to fill up, drivers are now looking for new ways to cut down on their petrol costs.

We sent our reporters out onto the streets to find out what you are doing to reduce your dependence on petrol. This is what you told us:

“After years of nagging from my husband I’ve decided to try putting the car in third gear every now and again.”  
Edith Bowers, Housewife
“I’ve been blessed with a girlfriend that can suck a golf ball through a hosepipe, so a couple of litres a week syphoned from the neighbours’ cars is an absolute doddle.”  
Shane Smith, Mini-cab Driver
“The price have petrol has gone up? I hadn’t noticed. Still, I’ve been saying for years it’s time the horse-drawn carriage made a comeback.”  
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Government Minister
“I’ve stopped giving lifts to fat people.  Sorry Dave, but the walk will do you good.”  
Richard Shipman, Carer
“I drive everywhere much more quickly now. I want to make sure I get there before the petrol runs out.”
Doris Williams, Grandmother

“Make sure you only buy as much as you absolutely need at the time. Yesterday I bought just enough to get me from pump 8 to the checkout. It was only Twelve quid.”
Derek Matthews, Topiarist
“I find it’s much cheaper to buy a new set of number plates each time I fill up than it is to pay for the actual petrol. You should try it.”
Max Davies, Courier

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