Drivers could be saving hundreds on fuel by pressing little-known air con button

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Drivers could be saving hundreds on fuel by pressing little-known air con button

The latest RAC Fuel Watch indicates that drivers across the UK will have to pay 189.46p per litre of unleaded on average. Diesel car owners are exp

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The latest RAC Fuel Watch indicates that drivers across the UK will have to pay 189.46p per litre of unleaded on average. Diesel car owners are expected to fork out even more with the price standing at 197.52p per litre.

While the price of fuel is expected to go down, it might still take a while for British motorists to see a considerable difference.

With that in mind, drivers are being reminded about the little-known button that changes the way in which the air conditioning system works.

By pressing the secret button drivers can save a considerable amount of money on fuel.

The RAC said that using air con, especially during a heatwave, can increase a car’s fuel consumption.

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The principle is the same for electric cars as the aircon will put less strain on the battery.

Bradley Jando of Kwik Fit said: “The compressor requires energy to run your vehicle’s air conditioning system and so will use a small amount of fuel whenever the system is running.

“It could increase your fuel usage by as much as 10 percent, and the effects are particularly noticeable on short journeys.

“When you initially set off, the air con has to work hard to bring the internal temperature down to a comfortable level.”



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