Motorists 'clueless' on cutting costs

Car owners can often be clueless about cutting down on the cost of motoring, according to new figures.

Some 93 per cent fail to consider filling up with petrol more often to prevent driving around with a heavy tankful, the poll by breakdown company Autonational Rescue found. And only 15 per cent think about using supermarket fuel vouchers to save money, the survey of 1,000 adults showed.

Just 17 per cent look for the cheapest filling station, while only 20 per cent look for short cuts to reduce journey distances.

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Even a basic piece of maintenance such as checking tyre pressures was only considered vital by 34 per cent of those polled.

Autonational Rescue marketing manager Ronan Hart said: "When it comes to tyres, making sure you have the right pressures is very important."

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