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How To Save Fuel When Driving

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Here are the chances;

 

You’re sick and tired of spending half of your monthly revenue on fueling your car tank.

 

Or, just like me, you find both running out of fuel and getting stranded two very disappointing experiences.

 

But things don’t have to keep progressing in that direction.

 

So in this article, you will learn how to mechanically reduce fuel consumption in cars without spending a fortune. Before diving in, check out Subaru Houston for irresistible deals on great Subaru cars.

 

Tip 1; Less Usage Of Brakes

Did you know that a frequent brakes usage drains fuel? The more you use your brake, the faster your fuel gets used up? So, instead of hitting on the brakes all the time, get familiar with slowing down your car with the use of the accelerator. By simply keeping yourself focused on the road, you can avoid those sudden brake slamming and bring your car to a slow-down by releasing your accelerator instead. Flash news? 2% of your fuel is saved. Yay!

 

Maintenance management enhances fuel economy of a car. Unaligned tires, for example, battling each other off waste fuel. Keep clean of air cleaner. A polluted filter clogs the air supply of an engine which causes a higher fuel-to - air ratio and thus increases oil consumption.

 

Tip 2; Don't Keep Your Engine Idle

Instead of leaving your engine to keep itself busy doing nothing, turn the ignition off whenever you're loading, waiting, or doing other activities that do not require moving your car. If at all you're driving one of the modern cars of today you wouldn't have the need to perform the traditional engine-warming-up ritual before you can kick your vehicle back in motion after even an hour of keeping the engine inactive.

 

Tip 3; Take A Break From The AC

Okay, here's the thing; your air conditioner uses 12% of your fuel. Yes, read that again. So, if the temperature is 25° outside and you turn on your air conditioner to the same temperature of 25°, that's totally pointless and a waste of fuel. Right?

If you're worried about gas prices or want to reduce the environmental effects of your driving, you don't have to junk your vehicle for a hybrid or subcompact econo-box.

 

Tip 4; Chill Down With Your Acceleration

Hitting the road and drifting like the next ninja driver can make you look 18 but not in a nice way, trust me. Besides, accelerating gently, say at something between 20km/hr or 25km/hr can boost your fuel efficiency by up to 10%. Such smart genius you are.

 

A fuel management system, by restricting the grade of fuel purchased and other things not related to fuel, regulates the fuel costs. Reports of fuel card exceptions may help recognize transactions of more gallons of fuel than the fuel tank capacity;

 

Tip 5; Navigate The Road Before Navigating The Road

Having a hindsight of the roads that leads to you to your destination beforehand will not only save you from wasting fuel in an unforeseen traffic congestion but it can also stop you from disappointing whoever you're planning to meet. So, cultivate the habit of using Google map to check for live traffic congestion. Also, use your GPS to locate the shortest and the more direct access.

Your car just touches down on a couple of points, very literally. Each tyre has a portion as wide as your hand's palm that actually touches the ground-and this has an immense effect on driving and fuel efficiency. An underinflated tyre causes dragging of the vehicle, increases distances to stop and is generally dangerous.

 

Tip 6; Avoid Heartbreaks

Remember landing on the wrong side of the road with a blown tire? Not only the frustration but whenever your car develops a fault on the road, you burn more fuel testing and self-repairing it to get it back to work. To avoid this, make sure your car is in good shape before you leave. Check for oil and oil filter replacements where needed.

 

Together with the Energy Saving Confidence we have assembled the ultimate guide to economic driving to help drivers save money filling up. Often referred to as 'hypermiling' or eco-driving, this will help you increase your mere miles per gallon (mpg) number.

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