Nine Tips To Save Fuel

Nine Tips To Save Fuel

We’ve all been guilty of driving across town to the cheapest fuel station to save a few pence per litre. A deal’s a deal after all. However, there are ways you would be able to save cash on your cars fuel and enhance your vehicle’s fuel efficiency whilst sticking with your nearest garage. Here’s the secret;

  1. CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE

Keeping your tyres in the best possible condition saves wear and tear on your tyre tread and will enable you to get better economy from your vehicle. Use a tyre-pressure gauge and compare the result with your manual suggestions, and amend as needs be. Car manufacturer engineers recommend specific tyres for the stability of the ride, handling, and fuel economy, so it’s by and large, a good thought to stick to their specifications. Under-pumped tires may give you a slightly smoother ride. However, they’ll also affect your fuel usage adversely.

 

  1. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY—AND STEADILY

“Defensive driving,” You may recall this term from those reckless driver’s classes. It implies driving with eagerness, thinking a couple moves ahead—like a chess player—as opposed to concentrating just on the car in front of you. The objective is to stay away from a minor accident or major ones for that matter. In any case, it’s also helpful for saving fuel; the more time you can spend at a constant pace (i.e. get that cruise control going), the less your engine has to work and the more fuel you can save. While big, sudden throttle inputs open the valves in your engine; smooth, steady inputs keep the fuel stream nice and moderate.

 

  1. GET STREAMLINED

For those of you taking a road trip or hitting the road with your bike rack, streamlined features (aerodynamics) and weight will affect your mileage. Whenever possible, attempt to pack everything in the car rather than on a big rooftop box or rack. Your car will cut through the air all more effortlessly, and you’ll save fuel because the engine won’t need to overcome as much stress while moving to maintain the same speed.

So, pack your things smartly. Less weight is equal to better fuel usage. Empty your boot when not needed. It’s great to carry some safety stuff like extra water and clothes, yet extra weight is no friend to fuel economy.

 

  1. USE FUEL ADDITIVES

Don’t fear additives being added to fuel. Search for those containing PolyButene Amine (PBA), which can clean out dirt from carburettors, intake valves and fuel injectors. They additionally might have the capacity to reinstate your engines general operation and help bring down your carbon footprint. But, don’t try too hard. Utilising excess of specific fuel additives can cause harm, for example, destroying sensors and other vehicle features. The main concern is select fuel additives that are appropriate for your automobile and use it as instructed. This will help you to save time, cash, and problems in the long run.

 

  1. TRY USING SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL

If you haven’t started using the synthetic engine oil already, please do, it improves engine efficiency, and also change your oil regularly. Check the owner’s manual for suggestions particular to your vehicle. Need to know more about the synthetic versus common engine oil debate?

Read about the differences between synthetic and common oil.

 

  1. STAY AWAY FROM TRAFFIC

It sounds obvious but even with our current road systems, getting stuck in traffic, happens to every one of us. But, if you can plan a route using your sat nav or the Traffic England website that will help you plan a journey that is free of traffic.  A stationary vehicle requires a considerable measure of energy from the engine So finding a clear route that you can cruise in will have incredible effect on your fuel efficiency.

 

  1. STAY IN-TUNE

Over time vehicles engines clog up with soot and generally perform worse than when new, let us tune your vehicle properly and increase fuel consumption by as much as four percent. Correcting an out-of-tune engine, just like one with a damaged oxygen sensor, can enhance mileage up to 40%.

 

  1. CHECK YOUR AIR FILTER

Here’s a measurement that could probably amaze you: On modern vehicles with fuel injection and electronic motors, the air filter affects acceleration yet does not affect fuel consumption. In any case, the air filter affects fuel consumption on older vehicles without that technology. Either way, check your air filter, clean or replace it in line with your manufacturers recommendations.

 

  1. CHANGE YOUR FUEL FILTER

One filter that will directly affect your fuel filter. Manufacturers suggest changing your fuel filter for each 10,000 to 15,000 miles travelled. Indeed, even a small grain of dirt can block the injectors, prompting inconsistent operation and lousy fuel economy. This is a simple job you would be able to finish in less than 30 minutes, if your are mechanically minded, or you can book an appointment with our technicians and we can carry out the work for you.

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