How You Can Reduce Your Petrol Cost by 40%
  Sep 06, 2023      

How You Can Reduce Your Petrol Cost by 40%

The increasing price of fuel is becoming a major concern. Petrol now costs Rs. 249.80 per liter after a recent increase in fuel prices of up to Rs. 22.2 per liter.

The increasing price of fuel caused car drivers to shift to motorcycles in a bid to minimize their fuel expenses. While it seems to be a solution for some people, it is not viable for those who commute with their families daily.

This blog will go over some advice that might help you cut the fuel usage of your automobile by about 40%.

Use Company-Operated Fuel Stations – Save up to 20%

Speaking of attentiveness, you must make an effort to just visit the filling stations that are run by the company. It is well-known that certain franchised petrol stations manipulate their petrol dispensers to display higher readings. Normally, when the dispenser is set to autofill, the meter begins to run before the fuel is even pumped into the tank. As a result, following the fillup, the meter displays a higher reading. For instance, a compromised dispenser may display a fillup reading of up to 45 liters for a car with a 40-liter petrol tank. To prevent being duped, it is thus advised to either ask the staff member to physically fill up the petrol tank (since it lowers the likelihood of an incorrect reading) or only visit company[1]operated service stations. This can result in savings ranging from 20% (if you refuel with petrol worth Rs. 1,000) to 5%. (if you refuel worth Rs. 8,000).

Fillup Early – Save up to 5%

When the ground is still cold in the morning, try to fill up your car then. Underground storage tanks are present at every service station. The fuel is more thick and less prone to evaporate the colder the earth is. Due to the cooler temperature, you also receive greater fuel mass while having the same volume. Keep in mind that petrol expands and becomes more likely to vaporize when it gets heated. This is why purchasing fuel later in the day may result in a lower quantity. Petrol, diesel, and other petroleum products are produced in varying amounts and of varying quality depending on temperature and specific gravity. However, the lack of temperature correction at the pumps in service stations necessitates our use of caution.

Ask to Manually Refuel at a Slow Speed – Save up to 2%

 Ask the service person to avoid squeezing the nozzle to pump the petrol into your car more quickly. Slow, medium and high are the three steps of the trigger. Low pressure is used to pump the fuel in slow mode, which reduces the amount of vapor produced. At the pump, there is a vapor return on each hose. The fast pumping of petrol causes part of it to evaporate since petrol is a volatile liquid. The vapors are then drawn up and returned to the subterranean storage tank, depriving automobile owners of the full value of their petrol purchase.

Keep Your Tank Half Full – Save up to 2%

One of the best pieces of advice is to fill up your car's tank to half capacity. This is because less air will fill the empty area in the tank the more petrol there is in the tank. Petrol waste stems from its quick evaporation. To reduce evaporation, petroleum storage tanks contain an interior floating roof that acts as a barrier between the fuel and the air. As a result, it's not a good idea to let the petrol tank go too low.

Use Discount Offers – Save up to 7%

There are certain credit cards, debit cards, or fill-up cards sponsored by Oil Marketing Company (OMC) that provide savings at specific petrol stations. These cards offer petrol discounts ranging from one to seven percent, which adds to considerable long-term savings. When you fill-up your automobile with a 40-liter fuel capacity, you may save up to Rs. 500.

Efficient Driving – Save up to 10%

Your driving habits greatly impact how efficiently your automobile uses fuel. When it comes to fuel economy, smooth and steady driving truly does win the race. Less petrol should be consumed when gently accelerating and when utilizing the highest safe gear. Additionally, while approaching a signal or crossroads, let off the throttle and allow your automobile to slow down naturally. Instead of quickly stepping on the pedal, carefully increase your speed as you pull away from a stop. This is sometimes referred to as "conservative driving" because it not only uses up to 10% less petrol but is also safer.

Roll Up Your Windows – Save up to 20%

 Keeping the windows closed is essential if you commute by highway, which would mean that you travel at an average speed of 75 km/h. Depending on the form of your automobile, this can increase fuel efficiency by up to 10–20 percent. By increasing air drag, open windows put pressure on the engine and make it consume more petrol than usual. If you drive carefully, turning on the air conditioning while keeping the windows closed in your vehicle could be a better option.

Remove Excess Weight – Save Over 1%

The performance and fuel efficiency of an automobile are greatly impacted by weight. The more weight there is, the more work the engine has to do to drive the vehicle. Low weight relieves pressure on various mechanical parts in addition to the engine. This implies that your automobile will use less fuel, operate more effectively, and last longer in good condition. According to the general industry consensus, every 45 KG of weight loss increases fuel efficiency by around 1%.


To significantly improve fuel economy and costs, it's crucial to implement all of these suggestions at once. Using these suggestions will result in a minimum petrol savings of 40% for the average car driver and a maximum fuel savings of 60%, depending on your driving style. These recommendations are also more useful every two or four years. These suggestions might not have much of an effect right away, but if you follow them consistently, you'll eventually reap the rewards.