Have you ever heard about fuel-efficient driving? It is just like its name said. This driving method helps you to save more fuel. Your car might have a good fuel-consumption level. But, if you drive it in the wrong way, the fuel consumption can increase the consumption level stated in its specification. And, guess what?! You also need to spend more money on that. You can avoid all those problems with the driving methods we are going to explain below. Let’s start!
1. When You Accelerate…
You are not an F1 racer. Therefore, you don’t need to kick the accelerator pedal down. Do it gently and gradually increase the acceleration. By doing it slowly, you can get an acceleration level that you need with lower fuel consumption. Moreover, by doing it gently, you also can maintain your engine performance and condition. Using it too harshly will only make the engine worn out faster. It looks simple, but this method is very effective to improve your car’s fuel consumption.
2. Maintain Your Speed
Keep your car at a steady speed. This driving method also cut down the fuel consumption. Sometimes you hit the high speed and moment later, your car’s speed drop greatly. This kind of driving cost more fuel and makes your engine and brake work harder.
Maintaining your speed while driving helps you to get a momentum that can lighten your engine burden. It might hard to do. But, if you have a lot of driving experience, you will know how to plan your driving on the road by observing the traffic, other cars, and road condition. You use it to
3. Stay Away from High Speed
When you drive your car at its high speed, it consumes more fuel. For example, when your car runs at 100 mph, it consumes 20% more fuel than when it runs at 60 mph. Therefore, it would be better, if you stay away from that high speed. Moreover, if you drive it in the city, your car won’t run at that speed. At most, you can only drive your car up to 50 mph. On the highway, you can do it. But, you don’t need to try to reach its maximum speed.
4. The Decelerate Moment
When you want to decelerate, rather than use the brake, you can use the accelerator control. It means you control how much you release the pedal. Calculate the distance with the car in front of you. If you find enough distance to decelerate naturally, do it. But, if you feel that the distance is not long enough to do it naturally, at that time you can use the brake gently.
In short, when you drive a car, you have to do it patiently. You can drive it with anger. Enjoy your ride and keep yourself calm. Even though you need to arrive at a certain place as soon as possible, make sure you use your logic to control your car. You can save more money and drive safer with the fuel-efficient driving method.