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How to save fuel

17) Experiment with routes and departure times to see where you can save.

18) Use your handbrake on hills. Riding the clutch wastes fuel and dramatically reduces the life of the clutch. With an automatic transmission, use your handbrake, not the accelerator, to hold against an incline.

19) Avoid travelling during rush hour: that reduces fuel-gulping patterns such as starting, stopping and idling.

20) Where possible, avoid rough roads. Dirt and gravel can increase fuel consumption up to 30 per cent.

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