The petrol crisis has served as another reminder how dependent we are on fuel.
Now it appears that there will not be after all be a walkout of tanker drivers, fears of which led cabinet minister Francis Maude to urge drivers to stock up on fuel before Easter.
However even though the drivers’ union Unite has ruled out a strike in favour of talks, the effects of a wave of panic buying over the last week means fuel shortages are still likely.
So if you can’t afford to go out and spend £200 on fuel and the jerry cans to put it in what can you do? Motoring experts at the RAC have the following advice to those wanting to save petrol.
Stick to the speed limits
Leave the air con off
Try and avoid sudden braking and acceleratiom
Keep tyres inflated correctly
Buy a newer car
Get your car serviced regularly
Take eco-driver training
Don’t carry unnecessary loads
Travel at off-peak times – e.g try and get away early this Easter!
Plan your journey – so you don’t waste petrol driving aimlessly.