Fuel prices could reach R16/l

“The severity of the rand’s decline is reflected in the exchange rate numbers. On 27 December, a dollar cost R10,35. By 27 January it cost R11,20.”

On Wednesday (4 February), motorists will be expected to fork out an extra 39c/l (petrol) and 24c/l (diesel) as the fuel price increases.

A further hike is expected at the end of the month.

5 Fuel efficiency tips from the AA:

  • Check your tyre pressure. Under-inflated tyres are not only dangerous, they increase the rolling resistance between the vehicle’s tyres and the road.
  • Service your car regularly.
  • Reduce your drag. Avoid opening windows and sunroofs as these will increase air drag over the car.
  • Lighten your load. Do not carry unnecessary weight in the boot or cabin of your vehicle. 
  • Turn off your air-con.

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