Fuel prices are at an all-time high and with uncertain economic times ahead we are unlikely to see much of an improvement in the short term. While there is not much to be done about that, there are plenty of things we can do about reducing our fuel consumption and lowering our expenses a bit.

Modern cars come with all sorts of amazing fuel economy claims and while they are definitely more fuel efficient than their predecessors, they don’t always tend to realise these figures in real-world driving scenarios. While that is a topic for another day, there are still a number of ways to reduce fuel consumption that can have you getting very close to those ambitious manufacturer claims.

Our essential fuel saving guidelines are not only for those with brand new cars either, applying these tips to just about anything equipped with an internal combustion engine will yield fuel economy benefits.