Economical Driving and Fuel Tips

Economical Driving and Fuel Tips

Economical Driving and Fuel Tips

As tax increases and oil prices conspire to raise the cost of fuel further, The Motor Ombudsman has compiled a selection of economical driving and fuel saving tips to help you get most mileage out of your tank.

Regular servicing of your vehicle is essential to make sure  it is operationaling efficiency.

Oil grades can play a significant role in fuel consumption.

Switching to an oil grade with a lower viscosity (within manufacturers guidelines) can benefit consumers.

Fuel economy is not necessarily restricted to the engine either.

Any mechanical imperfection can cause drag and increase fuel consumption.

Keeping tyre pressures at their recommended level can not only save fuel but also improve the ride and handling of your car.

Low tyre pressures increase rolling resistance and can wear unevenly reducing their lifespan and affecting handling.
Reading the road ahead and anticipating actions of other motorists can help make you a more efficient and safer driver.

By maintaining a steady road speed and maintaining awareness of potential hazards, fewer braking inputs are required, thus reducing the need for fuel consuming bursts of acceleration.
As drag can have a significant impact on fuel consumption, removing roof racks and keeping windows closed can contribute to saving fuel.

At high-speed, air-conditioning is a more efficient option than opening windows, but the reverse is true at town speeds.
Removing excess weight from a vehicle is a cheap and easy way to cut fuel consumption.

Leave non-essential items behind as they add unnecessary weight and use added fuel to carry around.

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