Top 5 tips to improve fuel efficiency

16 March 2018 / Lindleys Autocentres

Buying a car that is very fuel efficient isn’t the only answer to improving your fuel efficiency, there are several tips and tricks you can try out in order to have a more fuel efficient vehicle. The tips we will give you will be very cost and time efficient meaning the overall benefits are huge.

Reduce your car’s weight

Don’t carry unnecessary weight within your car, reduce the amount of clutter and your car will require less fuel. People often leave several items in the boot or the backseat and the weight of these all add up, leading to a heavier car, and therefore more fuel being required for your journeys.

Half fill your tank

Research has shown that by half filling your tank, you’ll be more time and energy efficient. The more fuel in, the more weight there is to burn meaning the fuel burns at a quicker rate, therefore we’d suggest that you only fill up halfway.

Use apps for cheap petrol

There are now several apps designed to help you find the cheapest and best petrol, the apps analyse all of the nearby petrol stations in order to find you the best deal. This will save you lots of money in the long run and the extra 2 mile journey might save you big money.

Turn off your air con

The air conditioning unit in your car puts extra strain on the engine to keep the car cool, if you are travelling at low speeds, we would recommend you open the window and allow the fresh air in. This can save from 5-10% on fuel costs for your vehicle, and over time you will see yourself saving hundreds of pounds.

Sensible driving

The faster you drive, the amount of fuel burned increases. Sticking to speed limits is not only important for road safety, but also for fuel efficiency. The harder you press on the pedals, the more fuel you are using, therefore ensure you drive sensibly and you’ll notice yourself receiving more petrol for your money.

We have a number of car garages in Nottingham and we feel improving fuel efficiency is not only a great way of saving money, but it is also more eco-friendly for the environment. If you are a new driver, why not check out our top 5 tips for new drivers? Although we provide a range of car services in Nottingham, we also feel the safety of road users is vital and we aim to help everyone through our blog posts.



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