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    05 July 2022

    Vodacom

    Petrol saving tips this Savings month

    With your budget already stretched due to a high inflation rate and increased food prices, we must come up with creative ways on how to make our rands and fuel last longer.

    Even though July is savings month, it brings extreme cold weather, load shedding and a massive petrol hike. The latest fuel hike will see motorists fork out almost R200 more for a full petrol tank compared to what they paid at the start of this year.

    • 93 octane fuel will go up by R2.37 a litre
    • 95 octane fuel is expected to jump by R2.57
    • Diesel will now be R2.30 more
    • Illuminating paraffin will increase by R1.66

    These petrol increases could see motorists fork out around R27 per litre of petrol.

    The impact of this petrol price increase is far-reaching. Earlier this year, taxi fares also went up by R3 and R5 across the country, so even if you don’t have a car, you’re paying for it too. With your budget already stretched due to a high inflation rate and increased food prices, we must come up with creative ways how to make our rands and fuel last longer.

    Tips to reduce your fuel consumption

    1. Reduce unnecessary weight in your car – Start by getting rid of unnecessary weight in your car. Clutter ads weight and it’s consuming your petrol. Empty your boot, and back seat and clean your car.
    2. Avoid the aircon – To keep your car warm this winter, turn on the heater without the air conditioning to save on petrol.
    3. Always check your tire pressure – The correct tire pressure will not only get you a higher petrol efficiency but will also give you the best possible control of your car.
    4. Always plan your trips ahead of time – You’ll avoid unnecessary detours and stops; this will result in a saving on petrol.
    5. Service your car regularly – When your car is in a good condition, it will consume petrol at a normal rate.

    Fill up your tank without any extra charges

    VodaPay has not only made it easy to fill up your tank but also affordable. When you buy petrol using the app, you don’t have to worry about additional charges or service fees. 

    Quick easy steps on how to buy petrol on VodaPay

    1. Download VodaPay from the App store or Google play
    2. Link your bank card
    3. Open VodaPay and get your in-app QR code ready
    4. Scan your QR code reflected on the screen and your payment is made

    Cut costs on your favourite items so you have more money for petrol

    Although petrol will be sitting at an all-time high of R27 per litre, which will ultimately affect the prices of necessities like food, public transport, and electricity, you can still buy your favourite items and get them delivered to you at an affordable price on VodaPay.

    The app offers you deals that start from as little as R1 from some of the biggest brands in the country such as Clicks, KFC, Builders, Nandos to name a few. You should also look out for the Spend and Get campaign on the app. With this campaign, you are guaranteed to get a reward when buying any of the items you love on VodaPay.

    Click here to download VodaPay and link your card today.

     

     

     

    Vodacom