5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient
As fuel prices continue climbing new heights, increasing your car’s mileage can be the only way to protect your budget. Here are top 5 tips to make your car more fuel efficient.
1. Keep your car’s tires inflated and aligned properly. This will save the fuel that the engine has to consume for drag. Buy LRR (low rolling resistance) tires, which reduce rolling resistance by 10% and improve fuel efficiency for most cars. New vehicles are coming with these tires only. If you have an old car, you may consider replacing.
2. Minimize the load you need to carry in your car. Every 100 pounds you carry around reduces your car’s fuel efficiency by 1-2%. Placing heavy items inside the car instead of on the roof rack can reduce drag significantly. You may also take off the roof rack when not in use. This will reduce the wind resistance, and thus consume less fuel.
3. Your car’s engine burns some extra fuel during startup, but if you let it idle for more than one minute, it will burn more fuel than switching it off and restarting it. So, the idea is to not let your car’s engine stay idle for more than 60 seconds. Try purchasing a car with stop-start technology, in which the engine automatically switches off and on whenever foot is taken off the brake pedal.
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