Low usage car insurance is a great way to save money on a car’s annual premium and improve the environment. Another fantastic way to save money is to reduce a car’s fuel consumption which can be achieved through a few minor changes to day-to-day driving habits.


Improve the way you drive

Drivers who have chosen a car insurance quote from insurethebox will already know the advantages of responsible and safe driving. Not only does driving safely reduce the risk of becoming involved in a car accident, but it can also significantly reduce the cost of car insurance as well.

Adding to these benefits, driving well can also have a positive effect on how much fuel a car uses. Unnecessarily revving the engine and harshly breaking and accelerating are ways of wasting fuel that can easily be avoided.

Turning off air conditioning can help reduce fuel consumption, as can changing up a gear as soon as it is safe to do so. Using a Satnav, or learning the most economic route to get to a desired destination, is another way to save fuel as it may prevent a driver from travelling several miles in the wrong direction.


Maintaining the car regularly

Ensuring that a car is kept in good condition is an excellent way of improving performance. Minor checks such as wheel alignment, tyre pressures, water levels and changing the oil once a year can make a huge difference.


Learn about different fuel types

Although cars which run on diesel may be more expensive to buy initially, the savings made on fuel could soon outweigh the additional price paid for the car. Improved technology and reliability have increased the popularity of diesel cars, which can offer more miles to the gallon than a petrol car.

However, don’t make the mistake of putting diesel into a car built to run on petrol, as it will cause all sorts of problems which are usually expensive to fix.

It is also possible to buy cars converted to run on LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) or you may choose to have your car converted yourself, but in order to take advantage of this particular alternative fuel, you’ll need to consider a few things. Click here for more information about LPG cars.


Find an excellent car insurance quote with insurethebox

If you are already driving in a fuel-efficient manner and you are a safe and responsible driver, then you may be able to make even more savings with insurethebox car insurance.

We use telematics technology which enables us to monitor certain driving habits, such as how far you drive and at which times of the day.

We then use this information to give you helpful feedback on the way you drive. We offer amazing rewards to drivers who can prove to us that they drive in a positive manner while on the roads.

To find out more about car insurance with insurethebox and to discover the savings low usage car insurance could offer you, don’t hesitate to give our team a call on 0333 123 1308.