The size of the car doesn’t matter, whether it is a tiny hybrid or a three-ton SUV, what does matter is the fuel. We all try to squeeze a bit more distance out of each gallon. Sadly, the rates have increased and saving is our priority. Keep reading to know tips on saving fuel and being able to squeeze more fuel out your gallon. Easily and effortlessly.
Here are some of the useful tips to save your Money and Fuel consumption of your car.
Check tyre pressures
The lower the tyre pressure, the more fuel the car needs to move it down the road. We recommend that you take five minutes every fortnight to check the tyres. If you’re not sure what the pressure should be, you can normally find the figures near the lock inside the driver’s door.
- Track your mileage
Firstly, knowing how much fuel your car consumes is not enough, what you also need to know is how much fuel it uses up in a distance. We need to learn how to combine saving money and getting use out of it. People with cars made after 1995 have it moderately easy: All you need to do is throw some money at a fuel-economy computer like the Scan gauge, and you’re instantly instrumented. Although, it’s not the same for older cars, in this case you’ll need to get working. Install a vacuum gauge for measuring how hard the engine works or find the growing world of DIY fuel-economy electronics, like the arduino-based MPGuino. In other words, an alert mind united with immediate feedback should give that to you.
Reduce your speed
This will help you to save gas in an efficient way. Basically to reduce your speed, try driving the speed limit for a few days. You’ll save a lot of fuel and your travel times won’t be much longer. Try using other modes of transportation like the metro, buses, or maybe even ride a bike. It’ll save you some gas, cash and best of all its good for your health.
Check your air filter
Even a dirty air filter can restrict the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance thus leading to usage of more fuel. To replace or clean air filters: See your owner’s manual for instructions. Remove the filter and hold it up to the sun; if you can’t see light coming through it, then it’s time for a replacement. Consider a type of filter which is cleaned rather than changed. They provide better airflow than throw-away paper filters and they’re better for the environment.
Avoid rush hour at all costs
Try avoiding rush hours as they can waste a lot of your time, energy and fuel. Try to avoid being stuck in traffic. Come in late or reach early if what it does is avoid traffic, then go for it.
Don’t carry extra useless weight
Just like your body, your car needs more fuel to move around more weight. So, just as you wouldn’t wear a heavy rucksack unless you had to, don’t cart stuff around in the boot of your car unless you need it. Ironically, the heavier the item (the usual culprits are golf clubs and trolleys), the less likely you are to bother taking it out of the boot and the greater the effect it will have on your fuel consumption.
When appropriate, use your cruise control. This can save you up to 6 per cent in fuel consumption on the highway.
How to save fuel for your car
- ONLY BRAKE WHEN YOU HAVE TO AND NOT USELESSLY
- ALWAYS STAY ALERT ON THE ROAD AND SEE IF YOU CAN SEE ANY OTHER FREE ROUTES
- PUMP UP YOUR TIRES TO MAKE IT EASIER TO DRIVE
- USE THE RIGHT RIDE FOR THE JOB AND NOT ONLY YOUR CAR
- PLAN YOUR ROUTE AHEAD OF TIME
(Check Google maps and see the condition of the road, take the most suitable route)
- ACCELERATE WITH CARE
- DON’T DRIVE
(In the final option, don’t drive at all!)
Following this tips will help you save money, energy and improve your health, so go ahead!