Ensuring that your car is serviced according to the manufacturer-recommended intervals helps it to run smoothly as opposed to working harder than it needs to, which in turn improves fuel economy.
Lose the excess baggage
Don’t weigh your car down by using it for storage. De-clutter your boot and backseat to take it easy on your engine, and hence your fuel consumption. This is particularly of note for city driving.
If / when your roof racks are not being used, remove them to reduce wind resistance.
Be more tankful
There are some simple things you can do to increase fuel efficiency as well as extend the life of your tyres.
Check regularly that your car’s tyres are inflated to the pressure levels advised in your owner’s manual. An under-inflated tyre creates more resistance or ‘drag’, increasing fuel consumption. Don’t forget to also check your spare tyre! This is also important for safety, as it impacts a wheel’s ability to grip the road.
Getting a wheel alignment ensures your wheels are working together as intended. Wheel alignment checks can be done by your mechanic as part of your service and are also offered by leading tyre and auto providers, which may be handy for between services.
Driving behaviours such as accelerating rapidly, cornering sharply, braking hard, even going too fast over speed bumps, are not economical. Smooth and steady is the aim, not just for fuel economy but also safety.
Did you know?
Used tyres can be recycled for use in new products such as brake pads and building insulation, as well as to produce athletics running tracks. Ask your tyre retailer whether they adhere to a recycling program.
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