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Make sure your
vehicle is serviced
Regular maintenance such as checking
tyre pressures, engine oil levels, and
proper servicing according to the
manufacturer's schedule are vital in
ensuring your vehicles are running
properly and to maximise fuel efficiency.
- If your tyres are under
inflated by just 1psi, fuel efficiency can be
reduced by up to
. So check tyres
once a week or whenever you fill up.
Check air filters -
Car engines are
tough but they still need protection from
impurities to work efficiently. Replacing a
clogged air filter can improve fuel
economy by up to
Service your engine -
engine increases fuel consumption.
Start by changing worn out spark
plugs and reduce consumption by
Use correct oil -
Using your car
manufacturers recommended motor oil
can improve fuel economy by
Watch your speed
and see your fuel
Driving at faster speeds uses more fuel.
Where possible, reduce your speed and
you'll use less fuel for the same journey.
Avoid high speeds
- The faster you go,
the more wind resistance you encounter.
This forces your car to consume more fuel
just to maintain speed.
As little as 5mph (12kmph) can affect fuel
economy by up to
Driving at 60mph uses up to
fuel than driving at 70mph.
and don't be
Adjusting the way you drive to be
smoother on the controls can have a
huge impact on fuel efficiency. There
are fuel efficient driving courses that
you can enrol your drivers on to
maximise fuel savings, but the following
tips will be a good start.
- Braking smoothly
and taking advantage of engine braking
to slow you down can reduce fuel
Engine braking -
The whole time you
are engine braking, you are using less
fuel than when idling.
- Sending your
rev counter into the red isn’t good. So
change gear in good time when you
pull away or when accelerating.
Read the road ahead
whether you need to slow down or
speed up can reduce burning extra fuel