5 Tips for saving on fuel in Australia

There's no avoiding it: if you hire a camper or motorhome you'll have to fill it up with fuel at some point during your holiday. Here is how you can avoid paying extra on fuel and monitor costs this holiday.

1. Monitor fuel on MotorMouth and Compare the Market 

MotorMouth is a convenient online tool for saving on fuel costs during your holiday. All you have to do is click the city you are in and you can immediately find the lowest and highest prices. Visit the site before you travel and while you're on the road to save. Compare the market is also a great online application and by simply entering the postcode you are currently in along with the the fuel type required, you will find a list of all petrol stations in the area and the current price of fuel. This site is highly recommended.

2. Drive in a fuel-efficient way

You can save fuel and money by following a few simple driving tips including: not overusing the vehicle's brakes, looking after the camper's tyres, miminising vehicle use, driving smoothly and driving in the right gear. Use the air-conditioning only as needed and minimise fuel wasted in idling.

3. Plan your route before you go

Planning out your holiday route on Google Maps is a great way to find the shortest and most economical route for getting from point A to B. This avoids instances of getting lost and using unnecessary mileage.

4. Use credit card and docket reward programs

Selected credit card providers offer reward programs that you can use to purchase petrol gift cards. Reduce your fuel budget by  capitalising on this reward. Also, hold on to your supermarket shopping dockets to save on fuel at selected suppliers.

5. Use cruise control

Those hiring a larger motorhome will have cruise control in the vehicle. Use this mode during long trips to avoid unnecessary accelerating and fuel.
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