It is no secret that the cost of owning a car is extremely high in Singapore, and any savings you can muster will go a long way for drivers. Here are 5 tips to help you reduce your car’s running costs
For many Singaporean families, having a car is almost considered a necessity especially if you are a young family with children or older parents that would find public transportation challenging. And now, faced with brand new challenges due to the pandemic and an uncertain economic outlook, the need to save costs has never been more important.
Here are our 5 tips to help you lower your car’s running cost:
Leave your engine off when idling
Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running while the vehicle is parked. Not only do idle cars release as much pollution as a moving car, you are causing unnecessary wear and tear to the engine as well as wasting precious fuel. It is estimated that the average car owner can save up to $600 a year if they cut the engine when idling for more than 10 seconds.
Avoid bringing the whole family while running errands
The theory is simple really – the lighter the load, the more fuel efficient the car. Likewise, the contrary is true as well. You can save substantially on fuel costs if you choose to run your errands alone without your family. Oh and you also get to adhere to current safe distancing guidelines too! Win-Win.
Service your car regularly We really can’t say this enough – Service and keep your car maintained regularly! We have all seen our fair share of car owners who skip minor repairs and servicing of their car, which often results in increased wear and tear and damage to major components which are much more expensive to repair.
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