UAE fuel prices increase: 6 tips to cut down on petrol costs

New rates announced on Thursday



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Nandini Sircar

Published: Wed 1 Jun 2022, 11:30 AM

Last updated: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 9:55 AM

The UAE fuel price committee has raised the prices of petrol and diesel for the month of July 2022.

Starting July 1, Super 98 petrol will cost Dh4.63 a litre, compared to Dh4.15 in June. Special 95 petrol will cost Dh4.52 per litre, compared to Dh4.03 in June. These prices include a value-added tax (VAT) of 5 per cent.

Here’s a list of six things you could do to reduce your petrol usage and car maintenance bills while achieving optimal fuel economy, and keeping the road safe for everyone.

1. Consider car pooling

Look for colleagues who may be living in your residential community. You could then plan car sharing/rotation on daily commutes. Not only does it help you cut costs, but it is also good for the environment.

2. Beat traffic with public transport

Map your daily commute and see how you can integrate public transport in your journey. Not only is it good for the environment, it also lets you beat peak-hour traffic.

3. Walk it off

If your supermarket is just a few steps away, avoid using your cars and just walk to the place.

Not only is it good for one’s physical and mental health but it’s also good for the environment.

4. Drive the car type you need

Drive the car type/size and engine size that suits your needs. Bigger cars and stronger engines typically consume more fuel and are less easy to drive.

5. Regular maintenance

A well maintained car will increase its road life. Also, a smooth engine means better fuel efficiency.

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6. Adopt good driving practices

Maintaining a steady speed is recommended. Avoid revving up, as some motorists do when a traffic signal turns green. Use cruise control when possible.


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