Whether you are a car owner or going to buy a new car, almost every car driver’s concern is how to reduce fuel consumption. Some research studies reveal that driving behaviour has a large impact on fuel consumption. So, it is vital to develop fuel-saving driving techniques and improve vehicle fuel economy. To ensure that you are saving on your fuel, here are some simple techniques from driving instructors, which you can use and save on fuel while driving your car. So, let’s get started.
While driving, maintaining a steady speed can help save fuel. Research shows varying the speed between 75 and 85 km/hour in every 18 seconds increases the fuel efficiency by 20%. Use of cruise control in highway is recommended wherever possible.
The more you press down on the accelerator, the faster the engine runs and the faster your fuel runs. So, you must avoid pushing the accelerator down for a longer time to lower the change of gear, which is also another reason behind the high consumption of fuel. So, gently accelerate to reduce the fuel consumption.
Did you know? Overloading the car will consume more fuel. So, avoid jamming your car with heavyweight items.
Under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that results in 6 percent greater fuel consumption. It happens, when the area of the tyre in contact with the road is larger, the engine will have to work harder to overcome the resistance. This increased rolling resistance leads to friction and affects the fuel efficiency.
The quality of your engine oil greatly impacts fuel consumption. So, ensure that your car is serviced at regular intervals and use only good quality oil replacements.
If you follow these simple tips, you can save more on fuel.If you are looking to improve your driving skills, our driving instructors from Raja Driving School is happy to assist you. For more information, give us a call on 0421 229 034.