We have put together a series of simple-to-follow tips that will save you fuel as well as lower your risk on the road.
Heed Our Advice
“Any motorist can make good use of these guidelines,” says Perrys’ motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay. “The outcome should be not just improved fuel economy, but also a cutback in risk through better awareness of hazards.”
Fuel-efficient motoring goes together with cultivating your driving skills and enhancing road safety, as well as cutting pollution and emissions. As well as reduced risk, you should find the whole motoring experience less demanding. Check out our seven tips below:
1. Calm Approach
Environmental and economical driving methods centre on a calm approach to acceleration. Using brakes burns fuel, so try to anticipate what’s happening as far ahead as feasible. This means you are making best use of your vehicle’s energy, and ensuring a safer, lower-risk type of driving.
2. Steady Speed
Most motors are at their most frugal around 50mph, and for every five miles an hour above 60 you drive, you will drop around six per cent of your fuel efficiency.
3. High Gear
Aim to get into a high gear quickly (but not so fast that you stress the engine). This helps lower your car engine’s thirstiness.
4. Tyre Pressures
Keep your car’s tyres correctly inflated and make frequent checks on their condition. Even a slight decrease in tyre pressure will lead to more resistance on the road, meaning you will fork out more on tyres and fuel.
5. Switch Off
Don’t let your car’s engine sit running. If you’re stuck in a queue for over 30 seconds, or just parked up waiting for somebody, turn the engine off.
Look after your vehicle. A well-maintained motor stands a much better chance of running cost-effectively.
7. Plan Ahead
Don’t waste diesel or petrol by being lost in your vehicle. Car journeys will take less time if you prepare a route.