How to save fuel turns out to be your first question when you see your fuel bill. Find out some useful fuel saving tips that will facilitate fuel efficiency and economic driving.

How To Save Fuel

Today, when you got into your car, you noticed the fuel pointer showing the least amount. And suddenly, you jogged your memory to the day before yesterday, when you got your fuel tank filled and you have not driven your car much either, but now its gone. Yes, this happens with most of us since we unknowingly do certain things which result in unnecessary fuel consumption. Everyone wants to get  good fuel efficiency out of the vehicle. And driving economically is a good reason to indirectly help the nation, as you’re conserving natural resources. Scroll down to find some simple fuel saving tips. 
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Fuel Efficiency & Economic Car Driving 
  • Never use the clutch too much, or unnecessarily. Every time you press the clutch, leads to extra consumption of fuel. 
  • While standing at red lights, it’s better to switch off the vehicle as it constantly consumes fuel.  
  • No matter what is the speed, always drive corresponding to the gear. Otherwise, you’ll end up with empty tank very soon.  
  • Prefer getting your vehicle serviced regularly. Grunge or lack of lubrication in various parts of the engine can also result in extra consumption of fuel.
  • Fuel consumption generally gets increased up to 50% if the engine is poorly tuned.
  • Driving at lesser speed proportionately reduces the fuel consumption. For example, driving at 60 kmph rather than 70 kmph reduces fuel consumption by 10%.
  • Get air pressure of tires checked regularly because under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by 5%.
  • A loaded roof rack increases the fuel consumption by approximately 5% in highway driving. In fact, an empty roof rack can also increase the consumption by 1%. So, if the carrier is not in use, it better to detach it.
  • Avoid starting your car rapidly because it doesn’t only increase fuel consumption, but also harsh on the tires. It’s better to foresee stops, and avoid sudden stops. By doing this, your vehicle’s fuel consumption will be decreased, and the life of brakes and tires will also get increased.
  • Avoid unnecessary steering wheel movement because every sideward movement of the tire causes extra fuel consumption.
  • Prefer to maintain a steady speed.
  • Accelerate gradually on gravel or slippery roads.
  • Avoid unnecessary use of brakes.
  • Reviving the engine just before turning off the ignition calls for extra fuel and may also cause damage to the engine.
  • Make use of rolling resistance rather than heavy braking so as to slow down the vehicle.
  • While moving at lower speed, prefer not using the air conditioner.
  • Fuel can also be saved by changing spark plugs on a regular basis.
  • Turn off the air-conditioner when it is not required, or if the heat is bearable.





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