Nowadays, due to uncontrollable inflation, prices of fuel are increasing day by day. People are concerned about what they can do and how they can decrease their car’s fuel consumption. This is becoming a common problem, and people are unable to save money on their fuel.
Controlling the fuel price isn’t in your hand, but you can somehow improve your car’s fuel economy by decreasing its consumption. It can be quite tricky, but by adopting some habits, you can easily achieve this goal.
Here are some important tips to decrease your car’s fuel consumption. Let’s have a look at them.
Tips to Decrease Your Car’s Fuel Consumption
1) Vehicle Maintenance
Getting your car maintenance done is very important if you want your car to consume less fuel. During the maintenance of a vehicle, several things are checked, repaired, and changed that help its engine to perform much better than before. Due to this performance improvement, the engine can easily drive the car and consume less fuel to generate energy.
Commonly, maintenance of a car includes checking its engine oil level, brake oil level, gear oil level, coolant quantity, condition of air filter, spark plugs, shock absorbers, brakes, tires, the brightness of lights, movement of wipers, and the performance of battery & generator.
We suggest you get your vehicle’s maintenance done at least once a quarter. This will help you a lot in decreasing your car’s fuel consumption. If you live in Karachi, Pakistan, and have a Toyota car, you can get its service done by any authorized Toyota dealer in your town, such as Toyota Creek Motors.
2) Drive when Necessary
To improve your vehicle’s fuel economy, it’s very important that you don’t use your car unnecessarily. Drive your car only when required, if you’ve to go somewhere nearby, you can use a bicycle or walk there.
3) Know When to Accelerate and Break
Knowing the correct duration of pressing the accelerator and brake is necessary to save fuel. When you press the accelerator, it produces energy to drive the car. Pressing the brake pedal suddenly stops your vehicle and wastes the energy that’s able to drive it more. So always press the accelerator appropriately according to the traffic on the road you’re driving.
4) Keep the Fuel Cap Tight
Keeping the fuel cap tight can be a very useful tip to decrease fuel consumption. If it isn’t tight, the gas or petrol in your car can evaporate easily, and you’ll feel that the car isn’t providing the correct mileage. Within the last few years, millions of gallons of fuel evaporated because of this. So always make sure to tighten the fuel cap after getting the fuel refilled.
5) Don’t Switch on Your Car and Leave It Idle
Always turn off your car when it isn’t moving. When your car is switched on, it keeps consuming fuel, whether you’re driving it or not. So, if you really want your car to provide you better mileage, you must keep this thing in mind.
6) Turn Off the A/C when Not Required
In summer, it’s necessary to turn on the A/C of your car, but always keep in mind that air conditioning consumes more fuel than usual. Driving in the afternoon can be tough in hot weather, but if you’re driving in the evening, you can easily turn off the air conditioner. So, we suggest you use your car’s A/C only when it’s too important.
7) Follow Speed Limits
Many times we see that driving speed limits are mentioned on the roads. These speed limits are properly calculated according to the angle of the roads. Following them can help your car to drive smoothly and consume the correct amount of fuel that’s required.
8) Carry Less Weight
Carrying more weight in your car makes it heavy, and the engine has to apply more energy to drive it. This increases your vehicle’s fuel consumption. If you want to prevent this, do not carry unnecessary items in the car.
9) Check the Tire Inflation
It’s very important to check tire inflation in order to keep the condition of the tires good, as well as the engine’s performance and fuel efficiency. Poorly inflated tires make it difficult for you to drive the car, and therefore it consumes more fuel than needed.
10) Close the Windows when Driving Fast
If you’re driving your car very fast, like above 30 mph, it’s good to close all your car’s windows to make it aerodynamic. Driving your car fast with open windows can slow down its speed and also consume more fuel as the engine has to put more effort due to the air pressure. So, always remember to close your car’s windows when going at a higher speed.
These were some useful tips that can help you to decrease your car’s fuel consumption. Following these tips will let you save your fuel as well as your money. Keep these things in mind and also convey them to others, so they can also get the benefit from it.
Sibtain Haider, a content contributor at Mainstream Pakistan, associated with trading and digital marketing. Presently working at Digital Eggheads, a well-reputed digital marketing agency in Pakistan.
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