Driving Tips to Help Save Fuel
Posted By Garrett Riley || Jun 17, 2013
In an experiment conducted by Automobile Association, a set of drivers were instructed to use certain tips regarding saving fuel. The results were then measured against the drivers' previous fuel expenses and the company found the drivers saved an average of 10% on weekly fuel bills by using the tips. Some drivers even recorded savings up to 33%. Here are some of the suggestions the company offered to reduce fuel compensation. First, regarding maintenance, it is suggested you have your car serviced regularly, make sure you are using the right engine oil, and checking your tire pressure regularly. Second, before you start driving, remove any unnecessary weight from your vehicle, including taking off any roof-racks that you may not use all the time. Also, don't start your engine until you are ready to leave as your engine will actually warm up faster when you drive and idling your vehicle wastes fuel. Additionally, try to plan the best route for your trip, especially if you have to make multiple stops. Getting lost is a waste of time, but also an unnecessary waste of fuel so check your GPS or maps to ensure you know the right way to go.
While you are driving, accelerate gently and try to avoid unnecessary braking. Stopping and starting your car uses more fuel than just rolling or coasting. When driving, electricity consumes fuel, so they recommend keeping the air conditioning running at a low level and turn off heated rear windows, demisters, and headlights when you don't need them. Driving the speed limit will also conserve fuel. These tips may help keep you safer on the road as well as help you save on gas. If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury in a car accident or through the negligence of another, call Givens Givens Sparks for a free analysis of your rights and a free evaluation of your case.