How to Save Fuel: 6 Fuel-Saving Habits

Few days ago on the 1st of October, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs announced that prices for RON95 petrol and diesel will be increased by RM0.20 per liter. The new pricing will take effect on the 2nd of October at 12am, to become RM2.30 for a liter of RON95 petrol and RM2.20 for a liter of diesel.

How did Malaysians responded? Flocking to petrol stations in droves on the night before, eager to fill up their cars before 12am, willing to get stuck in long queues after a tiring workday just to save a few extra ringgit on a full tank.

People queue up at petrol station to refuel their tanks in Petaling Jaya. The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, September 3, 2013.

People queue up at petrol station to refuel their tanks in Petaling Jaya. The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, September 3, 2013.

Is all this fuss worth it? The trip to the pumps alone consumes fuel, not to mention the long idle times spent waiting in line. Will it not be wiser and more economical to practice fuel-saving driving habits on a daily basis? Here are 6 better ways to cut your petrol bills. Continue reading

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