DRIVING EXPERTS share fuel economy tips that will save you £100.
As the cost of living continues to rise, millions of Britons are looking to save money on fuel.
Conveniently, the car experts at ATS Euromaster have provided five changes you can make right away to save money on fuel mileage.
The first is changing the way you drive, as this will affect your fuel consumption.
The harder you accelerate, the more fuel you use – ideally, as a rough rule, stay below 3,000 rpm.
Always ride in the highest gear possible without also straining the engine, and change gears much sooner than feels natural.
Also, try not to hit the brakes too quickly as this will give you more acceleration and therefore use more fuel.
And always make sure your tires are in good condition before you drive.
Consult your car’s manual to determine the correct tire pressure, as under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by 0.6% to 3%.
It’s also important to know that maintaining the correct tire pressure increases tire life and reduces fuel consumption – which also saves money.
Many people forget that cars use more fuel the heavier they are.
Try removing things like roof racks, soccer balls, camp chairs, golf clubs, etc.
A lesser-known tip is to keep your car idling or even turn off the engine at traffic lights or in traffic to save some fuel every time.
And finally, keep going while slowing down.
If you shift into neutral before stopping, you will use more fuel.
Staying in gear activates the fuel cut off switch which prevents your car from feeding fuel into the car when braking.