Happy New Year! Due to fuel scarcity and hike in price, it becomes advisable and necessary that we all cut costs in fuel usage. In this article, we will be telling you 10 simple tips to increase the fuel economy of your car.
1. Drive Smartly
First of all, never accelerate and brake too hard or harshly while driving a vehicle as it will consume 30% excess fuel of your car. The less braking and acceleration made in a driving stretch, the less fuel that will be used. For instance, drive smoothly in heavy traffic and avoid driving fast to catch with the car in front so as not to brake randomly.
Work out how much fuel you use every week, then try slowing down for a week and see what difference it makes.
You should drive sensibly, smartly and safely. Always ensure you read the road signs ahead as it would help you in overcoming potential hazards.
2. Maintain Your Tyre
Correctly inflated tyre can improve fuel consumption by up to 3%.
Without the tyres, cars can't move. So keeping a well maintained tyre is very essential for safe and economical driving. Check tyre pressures regularly (especially before a highway journey).
3. Reduce Excess Weight
The lighter your car , the lesser the fuel consumed . Try not to drive around with items that are unnecessary in your trunk / boot. Also if you on a long journey, try to run your fuel tank half full or less.
4. Minimize Vehicle Use
By combining together two or more errands you will not only get your work done faster, you will also cut down on the fuel used. Carpooling, walking or biking when the distance to be traveled is short are some other simple fuel saving tips that can be implemented as often as possible.
Avoiding rush hour traffic and using public transport, are some other fuel economy tips to keep in mind.
5. Avoid High Speeds
As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Thereby increasing the fuel consumption.
A car speeding at 80mph (130km/h) uses 10% more fuel than one cruising at 70mph (110km/h), according to the Department for Transport, United Kingdom. - Guardian
We'll continue with the remaining 5 tips in next week's article. Till then, drive safely.
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