Paying high prices in fuel are unavoidable, but here are some tips to make it last a little longer!
There are many easy ways to cut down on fuel costs if you’re looking to budget, after all life isn't cheap!
From checking your air filter to keeping your windows shut, here are 10 simple changes to make if you want to reduce your fuel charges.
1. DRIVE SLOWER
When a vehicle goes past 88km/h it loses more fuel. Sticking to speed limits and driving at a consistent speed will improve gas economy.
2. KEEP RPMS LOW
Making sure your tachometer doesn’t go past 3000 revs per minute will stop your car from wasting fuel unnecessarily.
3. CHECK YOUR OIL
Regularly changing your car oil keeps your engine clean and gives your vehicle better gas mileage.
4. PARK UP
Never leave your car idle if you’re waiting for a friend. If you plan to wait for over three minutes, it saves energy to turn your engine off or park up.
5. DON’T TAILGATE
The closer you are to the vehicle in front, the quicker you have to react to their movements. Sudden braking or changes of direction lead to a loss of car efficiency.
6. KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED
Open windows can increase the drag on your car at high speeds and drain your fuel. When driving on the highway, it’s more economical to turn on the A/C rather than rolling down the windows.
7. CHECK TIRES
Not only is driving with flat tires dangerous, but it also affects gas mileage. Regularly inflating your wheels can prevent the unnecessary loss of energy.
8. USE CRUISE CONTROL
Keeping speed constant on highways and during long distances helps to regulate fuel usage.
9. CHECK AIR FILTER
Ensuring your car filter is functioning properly stops your engine from going into overdrive and wasting precious energy.
10. BE AWARE OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS
Slow down when you’re approaching red lights but be ready to keep going if the signal turns green. Starting your car from a complete stop is the biggest drain on your gas efficiency.