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With the cost of living on the rise as fuel prices rocket and energy bills soar, more and more households are searching for small but efficient ways to cut back the costs of day-to-day life.

MoneySupermarket has revealed that almost half of people are doing this by reducing the amount they drive (43 per cent) or even by stopping completely (six per cent). A further 18 per cent are trying to drive more fuel-efficiently, for example, with smooth acceleration and steady speeds, and some six per cent have gone as far as to invest in a more eco-friendly model.

The price comparison site has issued guidelines for motorists who wish to rein in the amount they spend on their vehicle. These include shopping around for the best insurance deals, converting to LPG, de-cluttering vehicles of unnecessary items to decrease the weight, booking in for regular services, wrapping up when it is cold as opposed to blasting heating systems and sharing lifts with people driving the same route.

With 14 per cent of people having taken no action at all, for many there could still be a lot more money to be saved.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801538194-ADNFCR

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