1. MAINTAIN RIGHT AIR PRESSURE
A reduced tyre pressure means increased contact area between the tyre and the road. The friction between the tyre and the road increases, resulting in higher fuel consumption. Over-inflated tyres will mean a lower consumption, but at the cost of grip and ability to disperse water on the road.
Make sure the tyres are inflated at the manufacturer recommended levels and you’ll be fine.
2. BE SMOOTH
Rapid accelerations and hard brakes harm your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. So, be as smooth as you can be while accelerating or braking.
3. COMBINE TRIPS
Each time you crank the engine, your car consumes extra fuel. Try and combine as many trips as possible to keep fuel efficiency high. Save on travel time as a bonus!
4. KEEP THE CAR CLOSED
Aerodynamics. Even partially open windows can negatively impact your fuel efficiency at high speeds. Keeping your windows rolled up with the air conditioner on may end up giving you higher fuel efficiency.
5. GEAR UP
While accelerating, a car consumes more fuel in lower gears. To get the best speed and economy, shift up at 2000 RPM (1500 RPM for Diesel).
6. NO EXTRA WEIGHT
The heavier the car, the more fuel it’ll burn. Get rid of anything and everything that you don’t absolutely need.
7. TURN YOUR ENGINE OFF WHILE IDLING
You are literally paying to sit in the car. So, unless it’s a 30 second traffic signal, turn off your engine and save the fuel money.
8. KEEP THE INSIDES CLEAN
Stay up to date with you car’s maintenance schedule. Dirty filters cost you a lot more in fuel expenses over time, so make sure you get them cleaned or replaced when needed.
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