10 tips for reducing fuel consumption

Avto 2 February, 2018
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    Frédéric Mercier

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 15:30

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    The fuel consumption of a vehicle depends on its weight and its mechanics, but your driving habits are also something.

    Here are some practices to adopt in order to space your stops at the pump.


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    Reduce your speed

    A higher speed will significantly increase the consumption of your vehicle, whether it’s a sub-compact or a SUV. This is mainly explained by a revolution more high engine and by the resistance of the air.


    Inflate your tires properly

    Improperly inflated tires can also have an impact on the fuel consumption of your car. A pressure below that which is prescribed by the vehicle manufacturer will increase the rolling resistance.



    Hold a constant speed

    Acceleration and deceleration are too frequent, also play a role in the consumption of your vehicle. By keeping your speed constant, you will realize fuel savings non-negligible. To get there, the cruise control poeut you to be of great value.


    Drive with anticipation

    In décélérant gradually, instead of braking abruptly, you will contribute not only to improve the consumption of your vehicle, but this is to help prevent also too rapid wear of your brake pads.


    Play with the transmission

    On several more recent models, a driving mode “Eco” allows you to adjust the parameters of the transmission to optimize the fuel consumption.

    If you’re driving a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, you will save big by changing the report as soon as possible. A motor which rotates at 3000 revolutions/minute consumes much more fuel than at 2000 rpm.



    Attention to the air conditioner

    Although very pleasant in the summer period, the air conditioner of your vehicle contributes to an increase in the consumption of gasoline. Use the so smart.


    Avoid running the engine for nothing

    When you are stopped for a few minutes, make it a habit to turn off the engine. A vehicle that works to the point of death consumes gasoline for nothing, which is not advantageous, either for the environment or for your wallet.


    Maintain your vehicle

    A well-maintained car will show a fuel consumption lower in the long term. Remember to do your oil changes on a regular basis, but also to change the filters oil, air, etc .. It will also help to ensure the longevity of your vehicle.


    Do not overload the vehicle unnecessarily

    A car overloaded will be heavier and will consume automatically more gas. Do not lug about not unnecessarily heavy items in your trunk, this may help you to save a few dollars at the pump.


    Attention to the aerodynamics

    The air resistance is an important factor in fuel consumption. If you don’t need it, remove bike racks or ski on the roof of your car. Open windows, especially at high speeds, is also hurting the aerodynamics of the vehicle.