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September 03, 2009 04:00 ET

Insurer Offers Tips To Reduce Escalating Fuel Costs

WHITSTABLE, KENT--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2009) - Quote Me Today, one of the U.K's leading providers of HGV, Fleet and motor trade insurance have reacted to the recent rise in fuel costs, by offering motorists a number of tips to save money on fuel.

With many businesses already struggling due to the recession, the Government's new 2 pence hike in petrol duty will have a potentially devastating affect on many, particularly those who operate a fleet of vehicles.

The price of petrol now stands at an average of Pounds Sterling 1.05 per litre, with industry experts predicting that the growing cost of crude oil, could mean prices as high as Pounds Sterling 1.20 per litre by the end of the year. The impact of this can be lessened, however, by following these simple fuel-saving measures:

Remove any unnecessary cargo - When embarking on a journey, remove any items which are not strictly necessary as this excess weight can have significantly reduce fuel consumption.

Check tyre pressure - Correctly inflated tyres can ensure that motorists achieve optimal fuel economy.

Turn off air conditioning - Air conditioning has been proven to reduce fuel economy, turning it off will improve miles per gallon.

Shop around for fuel - Fuel prices can vary greatly between regions so be sure to shop around when filling up.

Accelerate and brake gently - Excessive revving of an engine burns un-necessary fuel. Gentle braking and acceleration can help to avoid this.

Kent-based Quote Me Today have a wealth of experience in providing insurance cover for both the personal and commercial vehicle markets. Using a panel of insurers, they offer customers the most appropriate cover at the most affordable prices.

Through their website: http://www.quotemetoday.co.uk, clients can purchase insurance policies quickly and easily. Alternatively, those seeking quotes can contact a professionally-staffed U.K sales and customer services team on: 0800 988 9255.

A spokesperson for Quote Me Today commented on the above advice by saying:

"Our commercial vehicle and fleet clients are the worst affected by the rise in fuel costs, which is why we are always looking at ways in which we can help them to reduce costs. These helpful fuel saving tips, together with the substantial savings we can offer on insurance premiums, can ensure that businesses survive in these times of economic hardship."

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