Team drivekool encourages you to learn using fuel efficiently while you learn driving with drivekool. Here some of the simple yet effective tips to keep your fuel (Petrol/Gas) bill under control:
Avoid being an aggressive driver: Aggressive driving can lower mileage by as much as 33% on the highways and 5 percent within city.
Check your speed limit: Aerodynamic drag on vehicle increases exponentially with the speed of car exponential. You can typically save 15% fuel just be driving at 62 mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h). However you are advised to get it validated against model, type and age of the vehicle of youe car.
Fuel weight in trunk: Full trunk brings additional weight and reduces fuel mileage.
Keep vehicle clean: Keep your vehicle washed and if possible waxed as it reduces aerodynamic drag on your vehicle. Mud, dust particles, bug on the vehicle increases the drag and hence increase fuel consumption.
Servicing Regularly: Get your vehicle serviced regularly and keep air filters clean, replace old spark plugs and maintain fluid level.
Keep Windows Closed: Open windows especially on highway increases the drag on vehicle resulting in about 10% more consumption of fuel.
Turn A/C ON when necessary: AC causes about 20% more fuel to be consumed as it puts extra load on the engine. So use it when it is necessary.
Maintain tire pressure: Tire pressure level must be maintained as recommended by manufacturer
Avoid acceleration or Brake hard: Save fuel by about 20% by using simple technique of applying slow steady acceleration and braking.
Keep your boot empty: Remove unnecessary items from you boot and reduce weight that helps reduce fuel consumption.