A car can be an expensive commodity to own. You have taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. But driving a car is probably the most expensive part of car ownership. The high price of petrol can eat into your wallet very quickly. That’s why it’s very important to dive fuel efficient. But saving money is not the only reason why this is so important. Ecodriving is better for the environment too because it produces less exhaust emission than driving without thinking of your fuel usage.
We have some tips for you that protect the environment and your wallet:
One of the first things you should check is the engine of your car. The engine should be serviced regularly since the engine only runs the most fuel efficient if everything is set up get squeaky clean and there’s no gunk to impair the efficiency of the engine. Also paying a bit more for higher quality engine oil can have savings on your wallet in the long run.
The tyre pressure is also a very important fact for fuel saving. It should rather be slightly higher than too low. Between 1.5 and 4.5 PSI is perfect to reduce the roll resistance and the fuel consumption. But the tyre pressure should never be higher than the instruction manual.
Energy is never for free even the in the car generated electricity costs money or in our case a lot of fuel. Especially comfort-enhancing accessory devices are real power guzzlers. Reduce the usage of air conditioning, radios, music players, and other accessories to reduce the need for the engine to power these gadgets and gizmos.
For driving in general the most important thing is to drive anticipatory. Use the natural brake action of your engine. And slowdown in time when you see an obstacle like a red traffic light or a zebra crossing on your way.
We hope these tips have been useful and help you reduce your fuel consumption, and save your wallet and the environment.