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10 Easy ways to make your car fuel efficient

It is expected that sometime in the not too distant future the fuel subsidy that we currently enjoy would be removed. It is expected to affect everyone when it does happen. However, all is not lost. Even though you will have to pay more to fill your tank the trick would be to get more from that same tank of gasoline by turning your current vehicle into a fuel efficient car.

10 ways to turn your vehicle into a fuel efficient car

1. Tyres

Check your tyres regularly. Underinflated tires create more rolling resistance. As a result, your car would need to burn more fuel than what is required. A difference of just 8 psi under pressure could increase rolling resistance by 5%. So, check your tire pressure regularly.


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2. Battery

Ensure that your battery cables and terminals are corrosion free. Corrosion causes the alternator to work harder and yes your vehicle will burn more fuel.

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3. Engine

Don’t idle your engine for more than a minute. Most vehicles nowadays don’t need the morning warm up and consume less gas during start up than idling for excessive periods. You only need 1 minute to build up the oil pressure and no more.

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4. Filter

Ensure that your filter is always clean. Check with your owner’s manual to see how often you should change your air filter. If you drive in dusty conditions you may need to change the filter more frequently than suggested. Do this and your car becomes fuel efficient.

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5. Oxygen sensor

Check your car’s oxygen sensor. If your car was built after 1990, chances are it has an oxygen sensor in its exhaust system. It should be replaced just as you would your spark plugs, (check owner’s manual). This sensor controls the fuel delivery and has a great effect on fuel efficiency.

6. Roads

Avoid rough roads and pot holes whenever possible. This is because dirt or gravel can rob you of up to 30% of fuel efficiency. Rough roads slow down the transfer of energy from your vehicle to the road, as a result the car has to work harder and burn more fuel.

7. Maintenance

Stick to a regular maintenance schedule. Check with your owner’s manual as to how often you should have your vehicle tuned. This will also help extend the overall lifespan of your vehicle.

8. Driving

Drive steadily. Slowing down or speeding up wastes fuel. Also, avoid tailgating. Not only is it unsafe, but if affects your efficiency if the other driver slows down unexpectedly.

Also, think ahead! Drive smoothly. By applying light throttle and avoiding heavy braking, you can reduce both fuel consumption and wear and tear. Research suggests driving techniques can influence fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.

9. Gas mileage

You can also improve your gas mileage by one to two percent through simple choices like using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil or opting for the right octane gas for your car. For instance, checking your owner’s manual for the recommended octane rating can help you make informed decisions about diesel fuel delivery Los Angeles and other fuel-related choices. Octane ratings measure gasoline’s ability to resist engine knock, but it’s important to note that higher octane options come at a higher price. Additionally, only about 6 percent of cars sold actually require premium gas, yet it accounts for about 10 percent of all gas sold, so it’s advisable to resist the urge to opt for higher octane gas solely for perceived “premium” performance.

10. Load

Lighten your load. Think carefully about what you need on a journey. If you do not need something, do not pack it. Remove roof racks if not needed, as they create wind drag. The lighter the load, the lower the fuel consumption. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk reduces a typical car’s fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. Carrying excess weight wastes gas.


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