Car finance website Car Loan 4U suggests ways to handle a potential fuel strike

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As petrol tank drivers vote in favour of a fuel strike, which could affect almost 8,000 petrol stations, leading car finance experts Car Loan 4U offer motorists tips on how to handle any disruption at the pumps this summer.

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This could be the first round of many strikes regarding fuel prices throughout the year and so we recommend taking action now.

This summer could see considerable disruption for motorists; with fuel prices running high and the recent government announcement of a price hike in fuel duty, which will come into effect from August, fuel protests could be likely. Petrol tank drivers from the Unite union have already voted for strike action.

Comments Car Loan 4U Co-Director Ryan Dignan;
“The threat of a fuel strike is a huge concern for motorists as this could bring parts of the country to a standstill.

“There are, however, a number of ways to make sure you don’t get caught short. Buying a fuel-efficient car and changing your driving habits are just some of the ways you can make do with less fuel.

“This could be the first round of many strikes regarding fuel prices throughout the year and so we recommend taking action now. Car Loan 4U offers competitive interest rates start from just 7.9% APR for new vehicles.”

The government has responded to the voted strike action by putting the Army on standby to prevent a national shortage.

As the possibility of more summer strikes looms, Car Loan 4U offers some tips and advice.

1.    Keep stocked up

The threat of a fuel strike could see Britain’s petrol stations close and the UK face severe disruption and road chaos. Whilst there might not be a need to panic-buy fuel, it could be advisable to always try and keep your tank as full as possible. Keep small amounts of spare fuel in a metal container in the boot of the vehicle for emergencies.

2.    Fuel-efficient cars

One way to cut down on the high price of fuel in the long run is to buy a fuel-efficient car. There are a number of fuel-efficient cars on the market from a range of car manufacturers. An affordable car finance loan from Car Loan 4U could help get you on the road and saving money.

3.    Fuel efficient driving

You can also make your fuel go further by changing a few simple driving habits. For example, driving faster typically uses more fuel and so taking it slow could save you cash. It could also be worth making sure that there is no excess weight in the car as this could use more fuel to power the vehicle.

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