Sometimes fueling the car could be a burden to everyone who owns a car. Nevertheless, it makes sense to save fuel in your car. There are lot of fuel-saving practices that you should try out. Below are some tips to save fuel in your car:
Accelerating slowly reduces fuel economy because it keeps your engine in lower gear. You could try taking 15-0 seconds to reach 80km/h. Try to maintain that speed and avoid braking too much. Drive carefully to keep you alive and to save your fuel. Also, work with gravity as much as possible. Let your car go slower up a hill.
AVOID RUSH HOUR
Avoid getting stuck in traffic. Plan ahead, leave your position a bit earlier, or leave late if you can afford it. Plan your routes too. Also, if you need to wait for more than 30 seconds you can turn off your engine.
PLAN AHEAD AND MULTITASK
Planing ahead save fuel in your car. If you have so many errands to run, plan a route that is fast in reaching all your destinations as fast as possible. You can make use of Google Maps.
TRACK YOUR FUEL ECONOMY
This allows you to plan your journey by estimating your fuel consumption based on distance. It also lets you know whether there is changes in your driving style which affect your fuel consumption. You can also call your mechanic, when you notice you are consuming more fuel than usual because there could be something wrong with your car.
AVOID AERODYNAMIC DRAG
A car uses more energy once you get to 50km/h to overcome wind resistance than it does fighting rolling resistance. Having your windows open can increase drag, as does having your sunroof open. Try to keep them closed if possible when driving at high speeds.
SERVICE YOUR VEHICLE
Make sure your car is in good condition before you drive. This is very important for the safety of your vehicle.
LOSE SOME WEIGHT
Having unnecessary weight in your car wastes fuel. And it burns up more fuel to get the car from a stationary position into motion. However, take out anything you don’t want in your car.