Help Save Fuel

There a number of things you can do to help save fuel and it will also prolong the life of your vehicle.

 

1. Drive smoothly, don’t brake or accelerate rapidly.

2. When accelerating change up as soon as possible to a higher gear, so your engine is not over-revving, which uses extra fuel.

3. Ensure your engine is kept tuned, change oil regularly, and if you notice problems with your… fix them immediately.

4. Under-inflated tyres create more drag and friction on the road, make sure you have correct tyre pressures.

5. Don’t carry unnecessary weight around in your vehicle

6. Take off your roof rack, ski racks or anything on the roof of your car. These accessories create more drag using additional fuel.

7. If you are driving at high speed, keep your windows wound up. Windows down creates turbulence and drag, which makes your engine work harder and uses more fuel.

8. Don’t skimp on oil! Use the correct oil as a properly lubricated engine runs much more efficiently.

9. If you have cruise control, use it on the open road or highways.

10. Try and avoid letting your engine idle for no reason. Turn it off and save fuel.

11. Keep air filters clean (can improve mileage by up to 10 percent) and replace clogged or dirty air filters keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine.

12. Stick to the speed limit! Speeding cuts fuel economy 7 to 23 percent, as mileage decreases rapidly above 100 kph (60 mph).

13. If you own more than one vehicle, drive the one that gets better mileage whenever possible.