There’s a probability you spend about $2500 per year on petrol if you are on the road as much as the average driver. This is a good time to implement some fuel-saving strategies. Double the number of kilometres you get by sticking to the following tips.
Don’t exceed the limits! The faster you drive, the more fuel you use — without realising just how much.
Traveling at a more constant speed will make your car perform economically. Consider using cruise control if your car is fitted with it.
To slash 12% to 15% off fuel consumption, ease off the accelerator from 110kmh to 100kmh. Slowing down to 90kmh saves another 10%.
For good fuel efficiency, you must accelerate evenly. You’ll squeeze more fuel into the engine whenever you squeeze the accelerator.
Get up to the speed you want, then try to hold your foot steadily. Driving smoothly with minimal acceleration and braking will save you 20% more on fuel efficiency.
About 1/3 of New Zealand car trips are less than two kilometres long.
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Air conditioning is another big gas consumer. Leaving the car air conditioner on all the time burns through an extra 8% to 12% of fuel.
If you need to cool down, roll the windows down. Roll ‘em up once you are getting above 50kmh to reduce wind drag.
Proper tyre pressure equates to good mileage out of your car. So, you better check your tyres once a month.
Tyres should have at least a minimum 1.5 mm tread depth and free of defects. Each tyre has at least four wear indicators — small triangles, pointing to bars moulded within the tread. Replace your tyres if the tread pattern is level with the wear indicator.
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