Owning is car today is perceived more as a necessity than a luxury. Be it a family outing or zipping your way to work or managing an emergency, a car is always considered as bliss. But in a country obsessed with mileage, constant revision of fuel prices has always created a sense of dilemma among car owners. While owning a car is a necessity for some and a luxury for others, everyone is grappling with the skyrocketing fuel prices. Everybody wants to know the trick of milking every drop of fuel. Here are a few simple methods enlisted by Mahindra First Choice Services that can help you save up to 20-30% of fuel.
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- Avoid frequent use of brake as it consumes more fuel. Also form a smooth driving habit wherein you avoid harsh acceleration.
- Driving with the foot on the clutch tends to consume more fuel and lead to the wear and tear of the clutch
- Avoid speed variations by maintaining a constant speed not exceeding 60 – 70 kmph depending upon your car
- Switch of the engine if you have a long waiting time in your car
- Avoid use of the car for short trips as such trips makes your engine operate at a cold temperature
- Choosing the right gear is very crucial. Shifting to a higher gear at a lower speed and vice versa leads to more fuel consumption
Keep a constant check on tyre pressures. It is important to maintain the minimum levels as recommended by the manufacturers. You can also increase the tire pressure by 2 psi while driving on smooth roads.
- Avoid loading your car with unnecessary weight in the form of luggage or cargo. The more the weight, the more work for your engine.
- Regular cleansing of air filter, fuel filter and spark plugs is important to attain fuel efficiency.
- You can also add recommended fuel additives that keep your fuel system clean
- Please use the recommended grade of engine oil for better fuel efficiency and longer engine life
To sum it up all, the more work you give to your engine, there will be more fuel consumption.