If you’ve been following the news lately, and with the current global climate the way it is, fuel prices are only going to skyrocket. Fuel prices are already a point of contention in Canada, along with Auto-Insurance and the situation is only going to get worse. We’re going to talk about some of the best and easy-to-implement fuel-saving tips that can be used in your day to day life to reduce the burden on fuel prices in your home.
Easy Fuel Saving Tips For Everyday Use
1. Careful With Your Acceleration:
The harder you accelerate the more fuel you consume. What you should try imagining is that you have a hot cup of coffee filled to the brim on your dashboard and your aim while accelerating from a stop position is to not drop any fuel. The rule of thumb is that you should take at least 5 seconds to get to 20 km per hour from 0.
2. Anticipate Your Slow Speeds
: Suddenly braking is just as inefficient as suddenly accelerating. If you can anticipate the kind situation up ahead on the road then you will be much more fuel-efficient. Drivers with experience will know when they might have to start braking on when they’ll be put into a braking situation much in advance, so you can release the accelerator and slowly start decelerating.
3. Check Your Tyre Pressure Regularly:
Another simple but extremely effective method of ensuring you are acing your fuel-saving while driving is to ensure that your tyre pressure is at the optimum level at all times. Your car’s manual will have details about what the ideal tyre pressure should be to ensure that you are driving with the highest fuel efficiency.
4. Track Your Fuel Consumption:
To know if you’re being fuel-efficient or fuel wasteful you should be tracking your fuel consumption on a monthly basis, if not weekly. Measure your car’s fuel efficiency and use the tips mentioned here to keep tracking them higher.
5. Plan Your Route:
Most people when they set out for their evening don’t really have a plan in mind, especially if it’s a shopping trip. However, if you can simply plan a little ahead about all the things you want you can easily track your route on Google Maps which can show you the shortest and best route to maximize your fuel efficiency.
6. Do You Really Need To Use The AC?:
Air conditioning can increase your fuel consumption by a factor of 20. If the weather is fine and you’re comfortable without the use of the AC then I would definitely recommend you not to use it. If however, you do find yourself having to use the air conditioning then make sure to use the re-circulate option provided. On the highway use the flow-through ventilation system so you have to use less of the airconditioning.
7. Lower Weight:
Don’t keep unnecessary weight in your car. If you’re planning a trip don’t stow away the luggage in the boot of your vehicle for when you’re going to leave. You can always stow away the luggage just before you’re about to begin your trip. For every 75 kgs in your vehicle, the fuel efficiency drops by a few percentage points.
8. Maintain Your Vehicle:
Your car is designed to be the prime example of efficiency when it rolls off the factory floor. But it takes maintenance to keep it in the prime shape. You should have your vehicle looked at every few months for a routine check-up to ensure that everything is up to speed. The oil needs to be slick, the brakes need to be quick, and the cables need to be malleable.
9. Set a budget:
If you feel like you’re overspending on fuel, determine a fixed budget you’d like to spend each week. If you overshoot the budget think about alternative methods of transport like using public transport, cycling, or walking.
If you use the tips on the list of the ultimate fuel-saving guide, you’re sure to have better fuel efficiency at all times. You might not be able to put all the tips into action immediately, but try what you can and see how far you can go. If you need help with your car’s maintenance for better fuel efficiency, do get in touch with the expert professional at The Car Salon. Give us a call right away!