Do what you don’t do…’ - With the prices of petrol rising up, everyone is ignoring the petrol cars for economic efficiency and is opting for diesel. In the days ever rising fuel prices, the fuel bills are digging deep into the pockets of a common man. But the fact more often than not, it is how you drive, rather than which car you drive, which determines how much mileage you get from car. So Shreenath Hyundai is here to share some practices by giving some car maintenance tips which can get you more miles out of your fuel with experiecing the best economical efficiecy by increasing the fuel average or fuel mileage of your Car.
- Observe your fuel Economy
Observing your car’s fuel economy might be boring, but it is just a matter of time. For over multiple tanks of fuel measuring fuel economy helps you to see if making changes to your driving has a considerable effect on your fuel gas mileage. Don’t just drag your car while in a rush as it affects the car economical performance badly. This tip is required for maintaining your Car.
- Don’t drag your Car
Once you get to about 30 mph (48 km/h) a car uses more power to overcome wind resistance than it does fighting rolling resistance. So you want your car to be as aerodynamic as possible for highway driving with economical peerformance. Having your sunroof open or windows down can increase drag a little at higher speeds. Leaving a roof box or bike rack on will have a larger effect, but estimates vary widely on this from a 1% to a 15% reduction in fuel economy.
- Have a watch on your Top speed
According to the researchers, Gas mileage normally peaks at a speed of 40-55 mph (64-89 km/h) while using your cars top gear. It varies significantly between cars based on the gearing, engine, weight and drag, but after 60 mph it generally declines quite significantly. In general sense, from 50 to 60 mph fuel economy drops by 12%, from 50 to 70 mph it drops by 25%, and from 50 to 80 mph it falls by 36% gives economical performance respectively.
- Don’t accelerate too fast
Quick acceleration consumes too much which results in bad economical ratio, so it is advised to accelerate slowly and gradually as it will save quite a significant amount of fuel in city driving.
- Avoid using clutch too much
If you use a manual transmission car, as is mostly used by people in India, do-not drive with clutch pressed, or use clutch only when needed, too much use of clutch will waste a lot of fuel.
- Service your Car Regularly
Get your car for servicing in regular intervals or get your car serviced according to manufacturer’s recommendation at least as it is very significant. This will ensure good health of engine, and also reduce your maintenance cost.
- Maintain Constancy
Irrespective of driving in city or highway, try to maintain a constant speed while driving that will help the engine put less effort to accelerate or decelerate unnecessarily. This will help reduce fuel consumption and maintain your Car.
- Put the feet off the accelerator
If you have to stop your car after next 100 or 200 meters due to a red signal, keep your feet off the accelerator and car will slow down on engine’s resistance, saving on fuel as well as the brake shoes, apply brakes only when about to stop. This is a great help to save that extra drop of fuel and for car maintenance.
- Re-fuel your car when tank is close to half
For car maintenance, it will help reduce the vapors formation in tank, which moves out as you open the lid to re-fuel, thus saving some amount of fuel in the tank.
If you follow the above mentioned Car maintenance tips then you there is no doubt of your car achieving the fuel efficiency up to 15-25% If you currently drive quite aggressively, or at high speeds, even greater gains might be possible. This can be also beneficial for carbon footprint and your wallet.