Fuel Efficient Driving Tips

As a car owner or user, they usually look for ways to save fuel on their cars. Apart from the increasingly expensive fuel prices, the availability of fuel will run out quickly if its use is not paid attention and is saved. Fuel consumption savings are not only done by car users, vehicle manufacturers have also implemented policies to produce fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Here are some tips and tricks you should know so that your car is fuel efficient.

Follow the Speed Limits

The easiest and most effective way to drive fuel economy is to maintain the vehicle’s speed within the specified speed limit. The fuel efficiency of your car will decrease dramatically with increasing car speed. According to FuelEconomy.gov, the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information, aggressive tactics like speeding and stop-and-go driving waste gas and can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and 5% around town.

Adjust the engine speed

You can see the engine speed on the speedometer which is written the numbers 1 to 15 depending on the car you have. Usually the cars in general only go up to the number 7 or 8. In contrast to the sports car which can reach the number 15. The figure shows the engine rev your car, the rate of engine speed is too high or low are constantly making greater fuel consumption. So that your car is fuel efficient, try to adjust the ideal engine speed at 2500-3000 rpm by stepping on the gas pedal slowly.

Always Maintain Driving Distance

Adjusting the distance between your car and the car in front of you can make fuel economy efficient. The behavior of sudden braking and then pressing the gas again to return the vehicle to its original speed will waste the car’s fuel. So, try to keep the distance between your car and the front car, besides being fuel efficient, you can also avoid accidents.

Increase Speed Gradually

For those of you who frequently travel through the highways, never step on the gas pedal deeply quickly after reducing speed. It’s better for you to gradually adjust the gas so that your car is fuel efficient and gets the acceleration you want.

Drive in the Correct Gear

Driving a car with a low gear continuously or with a high gear when crossing the hilly terrain or uphill would create excessive fuel consumption. In order for your car to be fuel efficient, it would be better if you set the right gear, such as the S or L position in an automatic transmission when it is going uphill or in gear 1 and 2 on a manual transmission car. Incorrect gear shifting can lead to as much as 20% increase in fuel consumption.

Proper tire pressure

A tire that is inflated with the correct pressure will have the ability to travel longer distances with the same amount of fuel. But don’t think about filling the tire pressure too much as it can be dangerous. Follow the tire pressure according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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