If you are one of those who use the car every day, follow these simple tips to save fuel and take more care of your pocket.
1. Check your tire pressure
Carrying the tires with the pressure indicated by each manufacturer will allow us to drive more efficiently, in addition to increasing our road safety.
Driving with a pressure lower or higher than indicated significantly reduces fuel efficiency.
2. Maintain a constant speed
Always seek to maintain a uniform speed during your travels. With driving as smooth as possible, avoiding braking and acceleration, we will not be able to spend more fuel than necessary.
3. Change gears at low revolutions
Experts recommend driving, whenever possible, with long gears and low revolutions. Ideally, in the case of using gasoline, it is to change gears between 2000 and 2500 revolutions, while in the case of using diesel, it recommended changing between 1500 and 2000 revolutions. Remember it!
4. Reduce unnecessary loads
This tip is very useful, especially when you travel. How many times have you told yourself “this I take it just in case”? You should know that it is not just a matter of space (that too), but driving too much unnecessary weight will also affect fuel consumption.
5. Do not abuse the air conditioning or heating
You should know that it is not the same to turn on the air as the heating. Heating consumes much less since heat is released directly from the running engine.
While the air conditioner depends on each situation: the higher the temperature is outside, the more effort the engine will have to make to cool the air. In general terms, extra consumption can increase by around 5% and 20%, in the worst case.
If you have read this far, you have no excuses! Put these simple tips into practice, and your car will thank you.