5 Fuel-Saving Tips For Your Balik Kampung Drive This CNY
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Driving back to your hometown for Chinese New Year? With the high number of cars on the road, you might find yourself spending a lot of time behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this also means that your balik kampung drive can be costly – thanks to all the extra petrol you are using. Here are some tips to help you save money on petrol and also have a smoother drive back home this Chinese New Year.

#1 Get Your Car Road-Ready

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Did you know that having your car in a less than optimum state can cost you more money? When taking your car on a long drive, it’s best to check that it is ready for the road beforehand. For safety purposes, you should make sure that your tyres and brakes are in good condition. Keeping your tyre pressure at a good rate will also help to reduce your fuel consumption, saving you money on your petrol expenditure.

#2 Capitalise On Off-Peak Periods

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The more time you spend on the road, the more money you burn on fuel. When it comes to Chinese New Year, you can expect that many Malaysians will be driving back to their hometowns. Therefore, beat the traffic jam by travelling during off-peak periods. It’s better to leave early in the morning when there are fewer cars on the road – it beats getting caught in traffic for hours and hours. Just make sure that you don’t give into the temptation to speed if the roads are empty!

#3 The More, The Merrier

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Instead of driving back to your hometown alone, why not look for some company? Since quite a number of people visit their hometowns during Chinese New Year, it shouldn’t be too hard to find someone who is going back to the same kampung as you. By carpooling, you get to split the costs of petrol and toll fares between your group, making it cheaper for everyone. Carpooling with friends can also be cheaper than buying individual bus or plane tickets to your hometown.

#4 Don’t Forget To Fuel Up!

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When you’re going on a long road trip, being low on petrol is the last situation you want to be caught in. Obviously, getting stranded on the road is a risky and unpleasant situation, so prevent this by making sure your petrol tank is full at the start of your drive. Furthermore, fuelling up before your journey ensures that you get to choose your regular petrol brand of choice – instead of whatever petrol station is on the way to your destination. That way, you can collect the benefits from your usual petrol loyalty programme of choice.

#5 Pump Up The Cashback

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If you didn’t already know, you can actually receive cashback from the fuel that you spend. Pump at BHPetrol using your Maybank credit card and you can get 10% cashback from Maybank’s ongoing BHPetrol Promotion. You get 10% cashback when you spend a minimum of RM40 at BHPetrol using your Maybank or Maybank Islamic Mastercard or Visa card. The cashback is capped at RM20 per cardmember throughout the campaign period, which runs until 31 January 2020. For more information on the BHPetrol Promotion, click here.

On top of that, you could also earn entries to win a brand-new Mercedes Benz and more exciting prizes! Find out more about the Maybank Cards Super Rewards here.

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Drive Safe And Happy CNY!

Hopefully, these tips will help you have a smoother drive back to your hometown this Chinese New Year. Wishing you a safe journey this festive season, and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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