Holiday driving

Want to knock up to 20% off your fuel bill these holidays? Fuel efficiency is not just what you drive - how you drive and care for your car makes a big difference.


Improving how you drive and maintain your car can help you save on fuel and running costs. A few simple things can make all the difference.

 Driving efficiently


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We open on Jared standing in front of his house. His car is parked in the driveway.

Jared says to us:

Which uses more energy - driving your car or powering your house?

Believe it or not, on average, they cost around the same!

Every day, when you're out and about, there are a few things you can do to save up to 20% in fuel.

Jared walks over to a pile of neatly stacked petrol containers - it works as around 300 5 litre cans - the pile is already quiet sizeable. He adds another can to the pile.

Over five years you can save the equivalent... of a year's petrol! No matter what you drive.

Cut to full screen graphics over driving images.

Drive smoothly
Watch your speed and load
Check tyre pressure
Use air conditioning wisely

Jared says:
Here's some tips for driving these holidays:

AA tests prove driving smoothly, watching your speed and load, checking tyre pressure and using air-conditioning wisely helps improve fuel efficiency and costs you less.

Jared is now at a holiday cabin / bach we can see a storage storage box on his roof. Cut to Jared standing by the car as he has removed a set of golf clubs, a tackle box, dive belt and a couple of bags. He is in process of removing the storage box from the roof.

When you get to your destination, try not to use your car as a storeroom and you'll save even more fuel on your holiday.

Cut to Jared sitting in a chair on deck at his holiday destination and says:

Remember, it isn't only about what we drive, it's about how we drive. That's the key to saving you money, and the country, over 620 million litres in fuel every year.

For more driving tips visit

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