SpeedometerCheck your revs: When you speed up, change gear at 2000-2500rpm

Watch your speed: The most efficient speed is 45-50mph. The difference between 70mph and 85mph is 25% more fuel used

Read the road: Anticipate the road ahead to reduce over-acceleration and sharp breaking

Step off the gas: Stay in gear but take your foot off the accelerator as early as possible when approaching a red light or roundabout. This cuts fuel to the engine to almost zero

Plan your journey: A bit of preparation will help you to avoid congestion and/or road works

Drive off from cold: Modern cars don’t need to be warmed up: just drive off from cold

Check your tyres: Under inflated tyres increase fuel consumption and are potentially dangerous

Reduce ‘drag’: Remove roof racks, bike carriers and top-boxes if you are not using them

Switch off when you can: If you are going to be stationary for more than a minute, switch off your engine to save fuel

Air conditioning: Use it sparingly, as it increases your fuel consumption. But on the motorway it’s better than opening a window which increases wind resistance

Invest in a satnav: Many satnavs now have features that help you avoid traffic congestion

(source MyJourneyHampshire.com)