8 mistakes we all make with the car and spend more money without realizing it
There are some gas saving tricks you may not be aware of, however, if you apply them they will help you save
There are some gas saving tricks that you may not be aware of, however, if you apply them they will help you save a lot of money.
The normal operation of the car, either inside the city or outside, consumes a lot of fuel. In addition, the more often you use the car, the more maintenance it needs.
Tricks for saving on gasoline: You will save fuel and extend the maintenance period
We have put together the following helpful tips to help you not only save fuel but also save on maintenance.
Do not depress the accelerator pedal to the floor
You may need to brake sharply while driving. But driving schools also explain that smooth acceleration guarantees lower fuel consumption. During sudden acceleration, the car consumes more energy and therefore fuel consumption increases.
Use cruise control on the highway
By adhering to speed limits and using cruise control, your vehicle will consume much less fuel at a high acceleration on straight sections of road. To deal with air resistance, the engine increases speed and consequently fuel consumption.
Do timely maintenance
The oil filter and the engine oil must be changed every 7 thousand km. Also, do not forget to replace the spark plug and the air filter. To avoid unnecessary expenses, change them in time, as the delay can cause the machine to deteriorate and its repair will cost you much more.
Turn off the air conditioner
At this point, everyone decides for themselves if they want to sacrifice their comfort to save fuel. With the air conditioner on, fuel consumption increases by an average of 15%. Other electrical appliances in the car do not consume as much fuel. But if you turn off the air conditioner, you will save about 2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.
Make rational use of the route
Planning a route helps save fuel, especially during a cold season. A newly heated engine uses more fuel during the first 8-10 km. Try to combine all your work in one route so that you do not overheat the engine several times a day.
Try not to drive in the rain
In addition to the fact that heavy rain increases the number of accidents, fuel consumption also increases. If on a sunny day, when the car accelerates, it expends energy on the resistance of the air flow, then on a rainy day the resistance of the water under the wheels of the car is greater.
Check tire pressure regularly
First of all, well inflated tires provide optimal braking distance. Second, if the wheels have less pressure, at least by 0,1 bar, fuel consumption will increase by 2-3%. It is important to adhere to the recommended tire pressure level, especially at low temperatures.
Remove all excess weight from the car
Some drivers have a habit of bringing everything with them: both essential and unnecessary. It is better to take out of the trunk all the unnecessary and keep only the really necessary things (spare wheel, jack, pharmacy, fire extinguisher). The more loaded your car is, the more fuel it consumes while driving.