10 Fuel Saving Tips, Reduce Fuel Consumption by 30 percent

10 Fuel Saving Tips, Reduce Fuel Consumption by 30 percent

10 Fuel Saving Tips Reduce Fuel Consumption by 30 percent with economy driving

No matter what car you are driving, whether it is huge SUV weighing 2,5 tons or a two-seat hybrid car, you can probably do something to make your driving more economical and reduce fuel consumption with our 10 fuel saving tips. This is especially understandable with today’s fuel prices. With reducing a consumption by just 0,5 liters/100 km, you can make a substantial saving for a prolonged period of time. The following fuel saving tips and advices are not so big applying them alone, but their
true power lies if you combine them all. You can then expect to feel the savings in your wallet.

1) Slow Down. Maybe this is the most important advice. With increasing your speed, fuel consumption increases exponentially. Just reduce your speed by 10 percent, for example, drive 110 km/h instead of 125 km/h and you will save up to 1 liter/100km, and if you are doing long trips regularly, this is more than recommended. Driving time will not be prolonged for that much.

2) Check Tire Pressure. If the pressure in your tires is lower than the recommended level, then your tires are being spent at more rapid rate, the driving performance suffers and they require more energy to be rolled on the road and to maintain a speed. It pays off to check your tire pressure once in a while. All the new cars have the option to check the tire pressure automatically by a sensor inside, if you are in doubt, listen to our advice and pay for this additional device. Ultimately the good condition of your tires is a necessity for the safety of you and your family and carefree motoring. Air pressure in your tires can be lowered because of many reasons including bad valve, change of humidity and weather temperature.

According to the external authority website: the average person who drives 12,000 miles yearly on under-inflated tires uses about 144 extra gallons of gas, at a cost of $300-$500 a year. And each time one of those gallons of gas is burned, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere as the carbons in the gas are released and combine with the oxygen in the air.

3) Check Air Filter. Dirty and clogged air filter causes irregular internal combustion in the engine, because the air filter doesn’t bring enough fresh air to be combined with the fuel in the cylinders; the result is much increased fuel consumption, as more fuel is used from the tank. Emissions are also much greater in this case. Changing air filter is an easy and cheap task; you can even do it yourself, just by following some simple steps. In the last few years new generation of air filters appeared, they are not meant to be replaced regularly but they are cleaned and put back in the car at regular intervals, but they are more expensive.

4) Accelerate carefully. Flying starts at the traffic lights will not prove anything; it will just burn your tires and increase the fuel consumption by a large margin, not to speak of increased chance of accident and getting a speed ticked. If your car is automatic, then the advice is, be gentle with your accelerating pedal and you will definitely notice it at the gas station. If you are shifting manually try to keep the engine at low rpm (rotations per minute), change gears early and try not to brake unnecessarily. Always keep an eye at the current traffic situation and plan your moves in advance, so you can keep you speed as constant as possible.

5) Drive behind a truck or other large vehicle. Have you noticed that in the worst traffic jam and busy highway, truck are always moving at the constant speed, while almost all passenger vehicles are always accelerating, stopping, wasting tires and fuel, and not gaining any advantage? You can do yourself a favour and drive behind a large vehicle, your speed will remain constant at all times, furthermore the air resistance is minimal in this case.

10 Fuel Saving Tips Reduce Fuel Consumption by 30 percent with economy driving

6) Think if using A/C at the moment is really necessary. Do you have to keep the A/C unit turned on at all times, whether it is necessary or not? If you are driving slowly on a bendy countryside road, open the windows, enjoy the smell of the nature and bright sunshine. Sunroof is another alternative if you have it in your car. This is advisable if your speed is relatively low, because at the higher speeds, the air resistance with the open windows neglects the fuel savings of the turned off air condition unit.

7) Do you really need tires that big and wide? Really, you can argue that every vehicle looks so much better, more powerful, sporty and aggressive with bigger rims and tires, but added dimensions are going to cost you. Air resistance is increased because of the wider tires; road surface resistance on bends is also increased because of the bigger contact area. This can add up to 10% on your fuels costs, so you decide if it is worth that, but here we are speaking about fuel saving tips.

8) Clean up your car from necessary items. If you are like many people and you don’t worry what remained in your car after you exited, please do this. Check front passenger compartment, space between the seats and the trunk of source. All other hiding places can contain heavy items you don’t really need in your car. Recent study showed that 40% of the people are carrying unnecessary items in excess of 50kg which increase the weight of the vehicle and fuel costs.

9) At the end, you can say, the smaller the car, the more fuel efficient. If you are in situation to buy a new car, new or used, you can really think how much car you really need it. Nowadays, even city or compact cars are providing everything you need; enough boot capacity, comfortable seats behind and safety driving. This is especially true if you are looking for your second/city car. Pay attention to the engine size and specifications; choose one that is smaller and more fuel efficient in city driving.

10) The least popular, but probably most efficient advice. Maybe you will not agree with me, but the biggest fuel saving is achieved if you are not driving a car at all. Plan your trips ahead and drive only when necessary and combine your route in the city or country together with a few people. Short drives can be replaced by a walk that is good also good for your health or using a public city transport. You will save on parking and potential traffic jams, and last but not least your nerves.

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  1. OMG. This totally works. I made few adjustments on my car and there u go my fuel efficiency was improved by 15% 😀


  2. Great site guys – and a brilliant article on ways to save on fuel costs – just think what it would be like if you had to pay what we do in the UK, crazy prices lol

  3. I heard that driving car at regular speed also can help us save fuel and gas. One more thing, Driving in city will drain more gas than driving in urban.

  4. > 4) Accelerate carefully.

    It’s really nothing but common sense but I find that accelerating carefully works.

  5. Using your air conditioner is actually better for gas milage than driving with all your windows open on the highway. The drag from the wind comming into the car really hurts fuel economy.