Some do not agree that there are steps that, if taken by the driver, will help reduce the consumption of the car’s gasoline, but a number of experts in the automotive field have indicated that simple matters related to driving style can have a positive effect on reducing fuel consumption if all of them are applied.
We’ve collected and translated 10 tips from experts to help you save fuel and save money.
1- Avoid slowing down
If the engine stays idling and idling, it burns more fuel. If traffic is slow or stopped, consider applying the handbrake and stopping the engine immediately.
If you have a modern car with stop-and-go technology, it will automatically reduce the time the engine uses fuel, if used correctly.
2- Observe the speed limits
Avoid speeding as it can increase your fuel consumption.
Stick to speed limits and use cruise control if your vehicle has this technology to maintain a steady speed.
It is also recommended to set the cruise control system within a few miles of the actual speed limit if the odometer is off slightly.
3- Watch your car weight
The heavier your vehicle, the more fuel you need to move it. Remove unnecessary weight when you can.
For example removing roof boxes, bike racks and excess baggage from the vehicle when not needed.
4- Accelerate and brake smoothly
Hard acceleration and braking consume a lot of engine power which consumes more fuel.
It is one way you can avoid the need for greater acceleration and emergency braking but still anticipate the traffic in front of you as much as possible.
5- Hot engine
A hot engine is more efficient because your battery performs better in warmer climates, so one way you can improve your overall fuel economy is to combine several smaller trips into one longer trip.
6- Make sure your car is maintained regularly
Regular maintenance and servicing of your vehicle keeps it in the best possible condition, which in turn helps reduce fuel consumption.
It is recommended to ensure that the vehicle is serviced in line with the manufacturer’s instructions and that any maintenance work is completed as quickly as possible.
7- Check tire pressure
One thing you should do regularly is to check your tire pressure, because tires that are not inflated to the correct level can reduce your fuel economy by up to 5 percent.
Experts say if you drive a lot, check your tire pressure once a month.
8- Close the windows
The more aerodynamic your car is, the better the fuel economy.
Opening the windows also increases the resistance of the vehicle and creates stronger wind resistance, in general.
Opening the windows at low speeds doesn’t have much effect but if you’re driving over 40mph, close them.
9- Turn off the air conditioning
Using air conditioning or heating on cold days requires more engine power, so it will have an impact on your fuel consumption.
It is more appropriate to use the air conditioner on a low setting, as the effect on fuel consumption is less
10- Make sure the air filters are not dirty
Dirty air filters cause your engine to work harder than it should as well, which means it uses more fuel.
You should follow the manufacturer’s instructions to change it as needed to help boost fuel economy.
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