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Save an easy 14% on petrol. 4 more #budget car hacks
It’s said that the best way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. Not a bad idea, especially if you’re on Orchard Road, home of all things glam and pricey.
Which brings us to your car. Your car is already pricey. It’s a big investment. And like all investments, you need to get the most out of it. Here’s the second in our series of Budget Direct Insurance car hacks. To help ensure you and your car can invest in a happy, low-cost future together.
1. Get the lowest petrol price
Check out the fab Singapore based app - SgPetrolPrice to quickly find today's cheapest Petrol Station in Singapore. The app offers daily prices for all major Fuel Types – that’s 92, 95, 98 and Diesel. Whatever fuel you need, you can get the best price. Look for the cheapest station within your normal commute.
2. Save an easy 14% on petrol
You can also make a healthy saving at the pump by taking advantage of regular promotions at your local gas station. Right now Caltex is offering 14% off your petrol or diesel bill at all Caltex service stations when you use your AA, HSBC, OCBC, SAFRA, Standard Chartered or UOB card.
3. Think different
Many Singaporeans are stuck paying well over the odds for the same old car insurance their parents bought. This usually involves paying agent or broker commission. You can cut out these fees by buying direct. Online customers have been found to save up to 25% on their annual bill by buying direct.
4. Knowledge is power
Check your owner’s manual to make sure you are not charged for unnecessary maintenance work at the garage. Philip Reed is the senior consumer advice editor for car specialist Edmunds.com – he warns:
Often a workshop or dealership will give you a list of things they recommend you also have done. These additional things are all profit for them. Your car may not actually need the extra work. A common example is offering to drain and replace transmission fluid and also flush the transmission — most modern car can go to 100,000 miles before they need this.”
If you know your stuff, you’ll be able to resist these kind of pitches for more cash.
More car hacks coming your way soon.