4 ways you can save fuel and money on road trips

4 ways you can save fuel and money on road trips

Are you planning a long road trip? While hitting the open road and exploring new places can be exciting, fuel costs can sometimes put a damper on the excitement. But don't worry! At Intack Self Drive Self Drive, we have several strategies to share that you can use to save money on fuel and make your journey more budget-friendly. With these tips and our flexi hire and daily hire services, you can enjoy your road trip without breaking the bank. So, let's look at how you can make your next road trip an affordable adventure.

Drive smoothly to save on cash

How you drive your vehicle on the road can significantly impact the amount of fuel it consumes, particularly during long journeys. Poor driving habits, such as sudden acceleration or hard braking, can significantly reduce your vehicle's fuel efficiency. Many drivers may not even realise they are doing it, and sometimes it is unavoidable. However, it's important to avoid making these habits a routine, and try to minimise them as much as possible.

You can significantly improve fuel conservation by adopting a smoother driving style by maintaining a consistent speed within the recommended limits. This controlled approach not only ensures a safer and more comfortable ride, but also helps to reduce fuel expenses, making your long road trips more cost-effective.

Plan your routes and double-check before leaving

We’ve all been there. You plan your route ahead of time only to end up stuck in 3 extra hours of traffic due to rush hour, an accident, or another reason entirely, and not only is it inconvenient, but it’s also more expensive.

Using navigation apps can help you find the most fuel-efficient routes. Although Google or Apple Maps may not always be completely reliable, they are designed to calculate the quickest route to your destination and avoid congested areas, which can save fuel and reduce travel time. You can make the most of every mile by planning your journey in advance.

It's important to check for traffic before starting your trip. You can use apps to find alternate routes and avoid congestion if there are any delays. A top tip would be to travel when traffic is minimal, like during the middle of the day, avoiding morning and evening rush hours.

Hire a vehicle from us at Intack Self Drive!

At Intack Self Drive, we strive to provide our customers with a hassle-free car renting experience. To ensure that you have a smooth ride, we always make sure that our vehicles have a full tank of fuel upon collection. We only ask that when you return it to us, the tank is refilled. To make life easier, you can choose between refilling the vehicle at a petrol station or filling it up at our premises upon return.

We also offer generous mileage allowances for our car and minibus hires. For one-day daily hires, you can drive up to 250 miles without any extra charges. For two-day hires of our 8- and 9-seater Mercedes Vito MPVs, we offer 200 miles per day. And you get unlimited mileage for all other vehicles and hires for two or more days, which is ideal for our flexi-hire customers. So, feel free to go the extra mile and explore your destination to the fullest!

Those are just a few ways you can save money on your road trip – you may be able to think of a couple of your own! And of course, if you have any questions about our flexi hire or daily hire services, or indeed any of our vans for hire or cars for hire, don't hesitate to ask our team here at Intack Self Drive!

With over 50 years of experience in van, car, and minibus rentals, our fleet now consists of over 450 vehicles. Whether you are a business looking for vehicles to meet your company's needs or an individual in need of a personal vehicle for a road trip, we have a variety of options at competitive prices. Don't hesitate to call us at 01254 57811 if you need further assistance. We're always here to help!

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