In continuation of sharing important fuel saving tips earlier posted, here are the remaining 5 fuel saving tips for your car.
1. Purchase a Fuel Efficient Vehicle
When buying a new vehicle examine the vehicle’s rated fuel efficiency. Usually choosing a small vehicle with a manual transmission will provide you with great fuel economy. However, the gap is closing as modern and efficient semi-automatics become more popular.
Also, it is observed on roads that people often use wrong gears while driving at certain speeds, wasting more fuel in the process. So always use the right gear for your speed as recommended by the manufacturer. This will save up to 15% of your fuel
2. Use Cruise Control
Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves gas.
3. Avoid Rush Hours
Do you know that Every time that you stop and start in traffic, your car needs first gear and a huge amount of fuel to get moving again?
Traffic Jam is a fuel consumer, because when you are stuck in traffic your car uses more fuel as you try to keep up up with the slow movement. As much as possible, plan ahead to avoid such circumstances.
4. Close Your Windows at High Speeds
You might have the mentality that not using your Air Conditioning saves you fuel but you are wrong. Do you know that closed windows are a big saver?
When your windows are opened it allows for significant drag above 80 km/h. Wind resistance increases fuel consumption; so try to keep windows closed at high speed
Also, Air conditioners use less fuel at high speeds as the engine speed is more constant. So Switch your Air conditioner off on uphills and where cars need more power
5. Service Your Car
Proper maintenance of your car at recommended intervals is very essential as it helps to reduce if not eliminate issues such as dirty air filters suffocating the engine air-flow, old spark plugs, low fluid levels, etc, which in return can boost your fuel usage.
You also need to maintain the efficiency of your engine and make sure you’re using the correct engine oil and oil filter.
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