Monday, 14 July 2008

Fuel saving Tips

I am not driving due to petrol price and I am saving big time, but if you are still driving here are some of the important tips when you are on the road.
  1. Avoid prolonged warming up of engine 30-15 second isa plenty of time.
  2. Don't stop and start engine needlessly...did you know that idling your engine for one minute consumes the same amount of fuel as starting it.
  3. Avoid "revving" the engine especially just before switching off your engine.
  4. don't do jackrabbit starts, accelerating slowly after you have stopped saves fuel.
  5. Choose type and brand of fuel that does not burn quickly.
  6. Don't fill the fuel tank to the top...never let petrol atendent fill your tank past the automatic first "click" of fuel nozzle.
  7. never exceed legal speed limit, they are set for your traveling safety and also save fuel.
  8. Traveling fast in low gear can consume up to 45% more fuel than it is needed.
  9. Keep your windows closed when traveling at highway speed. wind can your mileage by up to 10% which too high given the situation we are in as motorists.
  10. Drive steadily up or high, speed start wast fuel.
  11. Avoid tailgating: not only is unsafe, but it affects your fuel economy.
  12. Accelerate before you reach the hill not while you're on it.
  13. Resting your foot on the pedals whilst driving puts a "mechanical drag" on engine parts and also demand more fuel.
  14. Avoid rough roads if possible because it will rob you of up to 30% of fuel mileage.
  15. Compare traveling distances or roads with less traffic congestion.
NB: When you fill up next time remember to ask your attendent for your tips to save fuel as it will help you to use a point of reference all the time.


Ridwan said...

Muzi I am not even going to suggest you ride a motorcycle because I know how you roll on that count :0)

Best wishes.


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Nice blog! thanks for these useful tips!