WELCOME to my new blog. On this site, I plan to explore the wealth of ways that motorists can cut down the cost of driving. It is hoped that each Money-Saving Motoring blog posts, and the planned same-titled book, will be a useful tool for individuals, but also for those responsible for managing business fleets and for accountants and Financial Directors who’s job it is to advise their clients on good cost-savings.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED. I plan to explore a wide range of financial issues facing motoring, including buying vs leasing, selling and sharing vehicles, simple vehicle health checks, and clever hints and tips. I won’t shy away from picking apart the diesel/petrol/electric/hybrid arguments and will also look at bio diesel and hydrogen options. I am very open to ideas and feedback – so please feel free to comment or drop me a line.
First, I am going to start with what I know best: the diesel eco-remap.
REMAPPING offers a quick and easy way for those that run diesel vehicles to gain up to 15% savings on fuel. I recently spoke to a business who spends £1000 per month on fuel, per vehicle. They had a modest fleet of five diesel cars – diesel vehicles are still preferred by companies doing a high amount of business mileage: they last longer, and are cheaper to run despite the ever increasing taxes. If all five cars were remapped, it would provide a saving of £750 per month, meaning the cost of the remap would be recovered in a matter of weeks. As an added bonus, emissions would be lowered too.
There are a handful of tuning companies offering remaps for cars, but ours – Miles Better – is one of the few to focus on lowering costs and emissions. The technology we use (VIEZU) has been tried and tested on 24,000 BT vehicles, so we know it works. If you want to know more have a look at the website or drop me a line.
SAY HELLO. If you have any ideas for future blog posts, I would love to hear from you. Comment on this post or drop me a line. I have been invited to speak at London Motor Show this week (on Friday 17th May) – if you are reading this in time, come and say hello. I’ll be on the Live Stage around 3pm.