Fuel Saving Tips
Fuel Saving Tips:
Saving fuel and money is vital. That’s why we are explaining to you the use of various techniques. These techniques and tips are easy to incorporate into your everyday travel. No need to worry about obtaining significant changes to your usual systems to maximise fuel efficiency.
Regular car maintenance is a great practice for a safe drive. Keeping your vehicle running smoothly assures not a single drop of fuel is wasted on easy-to-fix issues. Filling the wrong engine oil could be one of them and you can easily find out which engine oil you should be used in the handbook. But there are also steps you can take without getting service involved and it only costs you a few minutes.
Before filling up fuel, make sure your tyres are still cool. Once refuelled, stop at the pressure gauge and check your tyre pressure. This is beneficial to your general driving safety and it can turn any tyre set into fuel-saving tyres. Always ensure an ideal tyre pressure. Do make sure that you do not exceed the recommended maximum tyre pressure (related to a fully-loaded car) also found on the sticker.
Lower fuel consumption of add-ons:
Everyone likes additional comforts such as air conditioning, cruise control etc. If wrongly used, it can increase petrol consumption significantly. Even things like unnecessary loads reduce your chance to save fuel.
Avoid Aggressive Driving:
Rapid accelerating, speeding, and frequent braking an eat up a lot of fuel. These practices can reduce your fuel efficiency by as much as 33% on highways and driving within the city.
Speed in Check:
Your car’s fuel consumption is dependent on numerous factors like the vehicle’s aerodynamics, road friction, engine efficiency, etc. As the speed of the car rises, the fore of the wind upon the vehicle also increases. The friction on the road also acts as a factor and suggested that once the speed of the vehicle goes beyond the suggested level, its efficiency drops significantly.
Every vehicle can go through regular wear and tear check-ups. In order to keep that wear and tear in check and help restore the vehicle to best-running condition, the vehicle must be regularly serviced for an engine tune-up, air filter cleaning, oil check, etc.
Drive with Your Windows Up:
As compared to in-city driving, highway driving is usually done at relatively higher speeds. Driving at higher speeds with the windows down increases the drag on the vehicle which results in about 10% more fuel consumption.