- Tire Pressure should be Appropriate
When considering tires that carry the same load, low tire pressure results in excessive deflection and boosts gas consumption.
- Tires with Low Rolling Resistance
Tire rubber is not only flexible, but also viscid. When tires roll, they are crushed and stretched, which uses energy. Tire rolling resistance arises when energy lost is transformed into heat, raising tire temperature. Choose tires with reduced rolling resistance for improved fuel economy!
- Proper Wheel Alignment
For every degree of positive camber deviation, the tire will be driven sideways 5 meters for every kilometer traveled. The normal reaction of the driver is to correct the driving direction, subjecting the tires to greater stress and deformation, which eventually increases fuel consumption. Positive camber is critical for wheel alignment!
- Maintain the Condition of Your Vehicle
Regular maintenance and tune-ups are one of the most effective ways to boost fuel economy and vehicle performance. The owner’s manual contains a recommended maintenance program. Fuel efficiency can be reduced by dragging brakes, filthy oil filters, old spark plugs, low transmission fluid, or the gearbox shifting into high gear.
- Plan Before You Drive
Before you leave, conduct your research to identify the best route. The shortest route is the best route. Distance is only one consideration in determining the best path. Congestion (too many traffic lights or junctions) should also be considered, as the quickest route may become the longest, consuming more gasoline.
- Start smoothly and consistently
Starting Out Smoothly and Consistently During the first restart of a vehicle, fuel consumption is typically the highest. Many drivers enjoy slamming on the brakes and accelerating in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. However, this burns 2-3 times the amount of fuel. Heavy throttle only gets you ahead by 10-20 seconds from zero to 60 kph. Is it better to have 2-3 times the fuel usage or a 10 second lead? Make the correct decision! Avoid abrupt braking. During the first restart of a vehicle, fuel consumption is typically the highest. Many drivers enjoy slamming on the brakes and accelerating in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. However, this burns 2-3 times the amount of fuel. Heavy throttle only gets you ahead by 10-20 seconds from zero to 60 kph. 2-3 times the cost of fuel
- Use the Recommended Motor Oil Grade
To enhance gas mileage by 1-2 percent, use the suggested grade of motor oil by the car manufacturer. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in a 5W-30 engine can reduce gas mileage by 1-2 percent, whereas using 5W-30 in a 5W-20 engine can reduce gas mileage by 1-1.5 percent. Also, search for the API performance sign that says “Energy Conserving” to ensure it has friction-reducing additives. (http://www.fueleconomy.org/) Examine your gasoline cap to ensure that it is secure and not damaged. Due to missing or malfunctioning caps, 556 million liters of gas evaporate each year.
- Empty your Vehicle Trunk
Every year, a vehicle consumes approximately 700 gallons of gasoline. Every 45 kg of additional cargo increases fuel usage by 1 liter. Carrying superfluous stuff puts additional strain on the vehicle and increases fuel consumption.
- Save More by Slowing Down
Gas mileage can be increased by 15% simply by lowering your highway speed from 100 kph to 88 kph. To get higher gas mileage, try to maintain a constant speed and gradually increase or reduce speed as needed. On highways, slow down and engage cruise control whenever possible. Avoid abrupt accelerations or brakes, which consumes more fuel.
10. Optimizing Octane
Most drivers believe that premium fuel is the best option for their vehicle. The correct octane level for your engine can be found in the owner’s handbook. Only around 20% of drivers buy premium fuel, yet only about 5% of automobiles on the road have engines optimized for high octane fuel. If your engine was not properly serviced, paying for the pumping premium will just cost you extra money.