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1. Drive for economy
Driving around town, you’ll use less fuel if you:
Maintain a steady speed and drive smoothly
Use the gearbox sensibly and change up through the gears as soon as possible
When driving an automatic vehicle ease back a little on the pedal once the car has gained enough speed
If possible avoid peak hour and other heavy traffic
Don’t idling the engine for long periods.
Driving on the free-way, you will use less fuel if you:
Reduce your speed 20Km, it can reduce your fuel consumption by as much as 25%
Use cruise control can give you great savings
Use the air conditioner a little less
If your car doesn’t have air conditioning keep the windows up and use the ventilation system if your going over about 50Km.
If you have the option use the economy mode to ensure the transmission up-shifts earlier.
These tips also help reduce wear and tear on the car’s brakes, tyres and many other mechanical parts. This will save on your running costs too.
2. Take care of your car
Service the vehicle regularly, this will keep your running costs down and to help save on fuel. Caring for your car, you should:
Keep the engine Tuned correctly
Change your oil and air filter regularly
Be sure your fuel and ignition systems are in good working order
Change the engine oil as recommended by the manufacturer and use the correct oil
3. Inflate tyres to the recommended pressure
Check your tyre pressure weekly and when the tyres are cold.
Keep your tyres inflated a little higher than that stated in the vehicle handbook. Setting the tyre pressure slightly higher will help your fuel economy and safer handling.
4. Keep an eye on the wheel alignment
Make sure the wheels are correctly aligned and the brakes aren’t dragging, these can both increase rolling resistance and use more fuel.
5. Keep the load down
If possible reduce the amount you carry around in the car. Golf clubs and tools add unnecessary weight, this in turn decreases fuel economy.
Roof racks increase wind resistance and fuel usage. Remove them when not in use, when you are using them, load them carefully to minimize wind resistance.
6. Use the most fuel efficient vehicle
If you have 2x vehicles, use the most fuel efficient one when possible.
If you’re thinking of buying a new car, consider fuel economy. You can check relative fuel efficiency by checking the Green Vehicle web site.
7. Using your car less
One of the best ways to reduce fuel costs is to stop using it so much. Try other options, public transport, car pooling, walking or riding a bike.
Try to combine a few smaller trips into one. If the engine is cold it's less fuel efficient than a warm engine, so several shorter trips will use more fuel than one longer trip.
I’ve been involved in marketing fuel saving products for over 19 years and I still get asked for fuel saving tips on a daily basis, so I though I might give everyone an helping hand.
Trusting this is of some help, for more information please call me on 04 3863 9594.
Thanks for you time.
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