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TOP TEN FUEL SAVING TIPS
With energy prices and supplies fluctuating wildly around the world I thought it would be a good idea to include some easy ways to help reduce fuel consumption in cars. If you take some of these on board it could not only help your wallet but also the environment. A win - win situation.
1: Check tyre (tire) pressure every week. Incorrect tyre pressure puts more strain on the engine and burns more fuel e.g. if your tyres are too soft this can increase fuel consumption by 2%.
5: Avoid long idles. Don’t leave your engine running in order to warm it up; just drive a little more gently for the first few minutes of driving instead. On a completely different note; leaving your keys in the ignition whilst the car is unoccupied leaves it open to theft so this is another good reason for not warming your car up.
6: Try to minimize short journeys as these are costly on fuel.
7: Switch off your air conditioning this is heavy on fuel.
8: If you vehicle is fitted with ‘cruise control’ use it on long journeys.
9: Change gear efficiently at the optimum speed.
10: Dirty air filters can reduce fuel economy; they should be replaced regularly. The car should also be serviced regularly.
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