Some of us do, unfortunately, have to rely on our car for commuting.
If you’ve got an environmental conscience, you can feel less guilty by learning this method of driving.
Eco-Driving will save you money, reduce pollution, and will keep you safer on the roads—pluses every way you look at it!
The simple techniques for maximizing car fuel-efficiency are summarized below:
Check your engine, make sure it’s well tuned, check fluid levels. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Check tire pressure, as this can affect your mileage. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Remove roof racks and don’t carry items on top of the car unless necessary, as these create drag. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Remove unnecessary excess weight, as weight impacts mileage. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Shift gears early, at around 2000 rpm. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Keep the revs down, stay in higher gears as much as possible, and maintain a constant speed. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Maintain a 3-sec gap with the vehicle ahead. This is much safer and reduces the need to break and accelerate so often. (Screenshot/YouTube)
On the highway, drive at 90 km/h (55 mph), as every 10 km/h (5 mph) over that increases fuel consumption by 10 percent. (Screenshot/YouTube)
In hotter weather, use the fan or open the windows as much as possible, as air conditioning burns extra fuel. (Screenshot/YouTube)
On the highway, turn on the air conditioning—open windows cause too much drag. (Screenshot/YouTube)
If you follow these simple recommendations, you can save up to 20 percent in fuel consumption. Happy driving.