The average Brit is always looking for ways to reduce car running costs, and new research from the AA reveals that we could save as much as £7.7 billion a year by driving more efficiently.

Simple tips to reduce car petrol consumption includes driving slower, turning off the air conditioning, shutting the windows and stop revving the car engine. The AA predict that these tips could save drivers as much as three miles per gallon.

It was recently reported that it would cost £3,800 to run your car in 2009. But the above tips could also helps brakes and tyres to last longer.

President of the AA, Edmund King, commented: “Despite fuel prices falling in recent weeks, the cost of filling a car with fuel is still very high… Motorists up and down the country have felt the pinch.”