'It's not part of the driving test!' Little-known gear-changing trick slashes fuel costs


    Mark Akbar, Managing Director at CarStore, urged drivers to monitor how they use their gears, as this could save money.

    He said: “It’s not part of the driving test to learn how to use your gears efficiently, you simply have to be able to use them to get the car to move at various speeds.

    “However, to make the most out of every drop of fuel and maintain maximum efficiency, it’s vital that you’re always using the right gear at the right time.

    “Be careful not to over-rev the engine, as this will use more fuel, and make sure you don’t labour the engine by being in a gear that’s too low for the speed and terrain.

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