Going on a long road trip can be real fun, and everyone enjoys it, but the biggest thing you must be concerned about is the fuel costs you will have to face. Here are a few tips that can help you save fuel on road trips:
Watch your speed: When you are on highway, you should drive within the speed limit, or may be 5 miles below that. An ideal speed is to drive at 55mph maximum, as this can be safe as well as cost-efficient. According to an estimate, driving slower boosts your mileage by as much as 5%.
How you stop and start: Never stop or start your vehicle abruptly, as accelerating from standstill, or stopping it when it is at high speed, consumes much more fuel at starting or stopping it softly. Watch the red light beforehand, and coast towards it slowly and steadily. Keep your eyes ahead on the road, and deduce any activity within time. This will not only save you from being involved in an accident, but will also avoid the need to stop within a second.
Cruise control: Try to use the cruise control feature of your vehicle whenever the road conditions and traffic ahead allow. Automatic fuel conditions reduce wastage, as compared to maintaining constant speed with lead foot.
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