10 easy tips car owners should do to reduce fuel consumption

04/15/2018 Same topic: Handy maintenance tips
10 things that you definitely can, and should, to improve your car's fuel efficiency.

Car users won’t love it when they have to run to the filling station with a can to revive the cars that run out of fuel on a road trip. One of the best ways to evade this bitter situation is not only to regularly fill up the gas tank but also to know how much fuel is left.

Filling fuel

Car buyers are most concerned about how fuel-efficient it is

When looking to buy a vehicle, car buyers are most concerned about how fuel-efficient it is. However, you can definitely improve the fuel efficiency with the following 10 easy tips.

1. Remain a steady speed

The number one way to burn less fuel is remaining a steady speed. Also, the optimal speed should be 50 mph while the gear is kept in the highest.

Speedometor

The optimal speed should be 50 mph while the gear is kept in the highest

Always keep in mind the idiom Haste makes waste because it comes perfectly fit with your ride. You don’t need to surpass any car just to get in front, keeping a constant speed helps you save your fuel.

2. No pushing the accelerator too hard down

It is not recommended that you step the accelerator too hard down to avoid changing to a lower gear. This will burn more fuel. If you are driving an automatic car, this will not be a problem as the car will do all the job of selecting the ideal gear to be in for you.

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Accelerator

It is not recommended that you push the accelerator too hard down

3. Open windows instead of using the air-conditioner

Some car owners get dependent on their car’s AC too much that they never open their car’s windows. In fact, opening the windows not only saves energy but also benefits your health. With natural breezes cooling off the cabin, you don’t need to use the air-conditioner that much.

Car's window

With open windows, natural breezes will get into the cabin, hence you don’t need to use the air-conditioner

4. Regularly check your tire pressure

Just remember this balance math: the lower the tire pressure is, the more consumed fuel your car puts out. So always remember to get your tires properly inflated. The less the tires get contact with the road, the less fuel your car engine needs to move the car.

Checking tyre pressure

The less the tires get contact with the road, the less fuel your car engine needs to move the car

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5.  Get rid of unnecessary stuff

You know more stuff means more fuel your engine needs to move the added weight. Remember not to carry unnecessary stuff along; that’s also a small easy thing you can do to help your car burn less fuel.

6. Avoid rush hours

Rush hours are sources of hassles including getting stuck, noisy horn, and boiling air. But the most bitter pill to bite is each time we do the stop-and-go, we burn a great deal of fuel to move on in the first or second gear. Therefore, it is fair to say driving in rush hours is the worst way to consume your fuel.

traffic jams

Rush hours are sources of hassles including the crazy fuel consumption

7.  Change engine oil on a regular basis

Changing oil car on a regular basis is another way to help your car to be more fuel-efficient.

Oil makes your engine work effectively and avoid mal-functions or low performance which all impact on the fuel economy. Also, remember to have the correct and high-quality oil.

Video: How to Change Your Oil (Complete Guide)

8.  Take off your roof rack

One of the most wasted things most car owners keep is the roof rack. They rarely store stuff on their roof rack still keep it up there. What a nonsense! The point is the roof rack helps almost nothing in boosting the car’s look (at least to me) while making your vehicle burn more fuel. Consider to take a new roof rack that is easy to remove and re-install when you need to use them.

Roof rack

One of the most wasted things most car owners keep is the roof rack

9. On the highway, keep all the windows and sunroof closed

When traveling on the highway, closing your sunroof and windows is extremely important to optimize the fuel efficiency because it helps the car reduces dragging force as much as possible thanks to the improved aerodynamics.

10. Avoid unnecessary trips

When the car is not used for a while, the engine will get cold, hence use much of fuel for the first 5 miles. Judging by this fact, it is recommended that you should not take unnecessary trips daily. 

We’ve just been through 10 easy tips to save your fuel, hope they will help you get more fuel-efficient.

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