Economy Driving Tips From Millers Oils

With the VAT rise in January and another increase in fuel duty on the horizon, soaring fuel prices are not showing any signs of slowing down. Now is the perfect time for Britain¹s drivers to start thinking about the easy ways they can save money.

Leading oils and fuel treatment manufacturer, Millers Oils, offers some top tips to help ease the pressure on your wallet and improve fuel economy.

1. Avoid any unnecessary weight in the car by taking off any roof racks or roof boxes that aren¹t needed.

2. Ensure that tyre pressures are correct. Under inflated tyres are not only dangerous but create more resistance to the road.

3. Check your oil once a month. 3 in 5 motorists don¹t check their oil as often as they should and can be left with costly repair bills by not topping up correctly. 

4. Top up your oil regularly and make sure you put not only the correct oil in your car but also use a good, quality engine oil. For example using high performance semi and or fully synthetic oils can help improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and prolong the life of your engine. Using cheap budget brand oils may save you money during the purchase but cost you more money in the longer term. 

5. Maintain steady speeds to lower fuel consumption.

6. Avoid sharp acceleration and heavy braking to decrease fuel consumption.

7. Use a high performance fuel treatment to keep your engine clean and reduce your cars emissions. Fuel treatments such as Millers Oils ECOMAX ­Petrol or Diesel, will not only enhance your engine performance, but will improve your MPG, therefore making your fuel last longer and saving you money. 

8. Turn off the air conditioning in traffic and open the windows. ­

9. Don¹t wait to heat a cold engine. By driving away immediately, it avoids causing rapid engine wear. A good quality engine oil will provide improved protection on start ups

10.If you get stuck in a traffic jam, switch off the engine. It will save on fuel costs and reduce emissions.

For further information on Millers Oils ECOMAX and engine oils, and where you can find them please visit


advice, please contact the Millers Oils technical team on 01484 475060.



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