Car Tips 11 - Save on Fuel

  • Get your vehicle serviced regularly.
  • A poorly tuned engine can increase fuel consumption by up to 50%.
  • Driving at 55 miles per hour rather than 65 can reduce fuel consumption by 10%.
  • Under inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by 5%.
  • A loaded roof rack will increase fuel consumption by as much as 5% in highway driving.
  • Even an empty roof rack can increase consumption by 1%. If the carrier is not attached to the vehicle, remove it when not in use.
  • Avoid "Jack Rabbit" starts. Not only do they increase fuel consumption, but are hard on your tires. Anticipating stops and avoiding abrupt stops will decrease fuel consumption and increase the life of your brakes and tires.
  • Avoid unnecessary steering wheel movement since each sideways movement of the tire causes fuel-consuming drag.




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  • Maintain a steady speed.
    Accelerate slowly on gravel or slippery roads.
  • Avoid unnecessary braking.
  • Revving the engine just before turning off the ignition costs extra fuel and may cause engine damage.
  • Take advantage of rolling resistance rather than heavy braking to help slow you down. This deceleration technique is one of the best for fuel saving.
  • Avoid using the air conditioner at lower speeds.


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