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Read our tips below on ways that you can increase your fuel efficiency.
With high fuel prices at the moment we can all do with cutting our fuel bill down which saves you money while also helping the evironment.
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Fuel Efficiency Tips
We have compiled some driving tips that we hope you will find useful to keep your fuel bills down.
With high petrol prices we can all do with saving money on our fuel bills, it's also kinder to the environment to drive efficiently.
1. Shop around for the best petrol prices:
OK, this is an obvious one, but petrol / diesel prices can vary a lot, even in the same town. Don't forget to check your local supermarkets fuel prices as they can often offer better value.
2. Drive smoothly & avoid heavy acceleration:
Fuel is consumed more as you accelerate. Driving with a lighter right foot can save you money. Try to avoid heavy acceleration / braking & drive smoothly.
3. Turn off your air conditioning:
Driving with your AC on can consume about 10% more fuel. Try to use your AC sparingly. Turn off your AC 5 minutes before you reach your destination and don't keep it working until the last second.
4. When decelerating or going downhill, take your foot off the accelerator pedal:
When going downhill, taking your foot off the accelerator (and keeping the vehicle in-gear) in most modern vehicles this will engage a fuel-shut-off system. Do not put the vehicle into neutral as this still consumes fuel to keep the engine at idle speed.
5. Reduce weight:
Try to avoid driving around with unnecessary weight in the vehicle. More weight = more fuel consumption. Remove unnecessary items, especially if they're heavy.
6. Check your tyre pressures:
Inflate your tyres to the specified level (see your manufacturers specifications). This will reduce the contact area of your tyre to the road and therefore reduce the friction. Your tyre pressures may need to be adjusted depending on the weight in your vehicle.
7. Avoid driving with a full tank of fuel:
Following on from the reduction in weight tip, driving with a lot of fuel in your vehicle adds to the weight (1 litre = 1 kg). We don't recommend that you drive with a near-empty tank but you should keep in mind the extra weight of the fuel in your vehicle.
8. Turn your engine off if you think you'll be stationary for 30 seconds or more:
When you know that you will be stationary for 30 seconds or more, eg. when at a level-crossing or when your better half is at the ATM machine, turn off the engine as idling still consumes fuel.
9. Keep to the speed-limit:
Most vehicles are at their most fuel-efficient at about 60mph. Driving at 80mph on a motorway consumes more fuel & you will notice the fuel-savings on longer journeys if you stick to 60-70mph.
10. Close your windows when driving at speed:
When driving on a main road / motorway, open windows can create drag on the vehicle as it interferes with the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
QuoteMe Removals wish you happy & safe motoring!