How you can Improve Your Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

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How you can Improve Your Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
Posted on: September 28, 2022, 12:31:38 AM
Owning a car is like owning a police dog that needs to be fed regularly, but you can determine what and how you feed the dog. In comparison to owning a vehicle, you buy fuel, engine oil, and other fluids.

Just as you can decide what and how you feed your dog, you can also control your vehicle's distance and fuel consumption, but the question right now is how?

Some people only buy cars with fuel consumption standards, but when you don't use them properly, they can also consume more fuel than you thought, and when you use those cars that consume fuel in an unfriendly manner, you can improve their fuel consumption.

Efficienc, as we say, is the state or quality of being efficient, which means achieving maximum productivity y with minimum wasted effort or expense

Today we are going to find out a few ways you can reduce your fuel consumption that will help you save money for other projects, and this guide is not all about vehicles that consume more or less fuel but how to make the best use of what we have more proficiently.

How to Improve Your car Fuel Efficiency

I don't intend to waste much of your time. All you need is to relax and learn what might help you today or tomorrow.

Always pay close attention to the sound of your vehicle regularly. Whenever you regularly pay close attention to the sound of your vehicle, whenever you notice any abnormal sound, take it to your mechanic. You can only detect it when there is a problem with your exhaust through the engine sound.

Any vehicle with leakage will not only affect the fuel consumption but will as well affect its movement.

Check your tire

Keeping an eye on your vehicle tire pressure is very important because you might be burning your fuel more when running an under-inflated tire.

Select the right Gear at Gear right time

Not selecting the right Gear at Geargiven time can become a big problem for you and your car, not just about the fuel consumption because the engine suffers your inabilities and will even consume more fuel in the process.

In other words, maintaining a good and controllable speed when on a freeway is necessary because research shows that driving in the highest gear posGeare without laboring the engine is the best fuel-efficient way of driving. 


When driving at the speed of 60-70 km/h, your vehicle will possibly use 2; percent more fuel in the third Gear than the Gear would have consumed in the fifth. In other words, if you try to maintain a low speed below 50-60 km/h, then there is a possibility that you can consume 45 percent more fuel than required which clearly shows that how you drive also contribute to fuel consumption.

Making good use of cruise control can help you save close to 5 percent or more in fuel consumption on the highway

Always remember to change your air filter[/h4, You may air filter as often as recommended is very important, and you can find more on how you should change your air filter on your vehicle manual. Still, you might change it more often than required if you live in a dusty area.

Check and monitor the engine

Human beings have different types of sicknesses and diseases, and the case is not different when it comes to vehicles; they require a regular checkup. Meanwhile, since we now have a computer-controlled fuel injection system, there is nothing like the old-fashioned "tune-up" in this modern age, but then you might have some minor replacements like spark plugs, oxygen sensors, air and fuel filters, etc.

Don't keep your car idle for long

You might think that starting your car without using it saves you fuel, but that's not true because starting your engine while packing it around the corner and not using it consumes half a gallon to one gallon of gas per hour and pumps needless CO2 into the atmosphere. Modern engine cars will surely consume less fuel turning off and re-starting than idling for extended periods.

Upgrade your SUV

SUV is an abbreviation for 'sport utility vehicle, and if you own one, then you might consider switching from an aggressive patterned off-road tread to a fuel-efficient highway tread that tends to be more efficient

Drive smoothly like a professional driver

Please don't push it so hard; relax and take control as you apply light throttle handling and avoid heavy or quick braking. That way, you can reduce fuel consumption and unnecessary wear and tear.

Cross-check and fix some issues

Regularly or before embarking on a long journey, inspect suspension and chassis parts for misalignment, bent wheels, axles, worn shocks, and broken springs which can contribute to drivetrain drag and other related problems.


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