The price of petrol is currently fluctuating every month in the UAE, and even when it reaches its lowest price, it’s still a huge cost. Here are some tips to save fuel every driver should consider.
Take care of your engine; an overheating engine can increase the petrol consumption by 10%
Change oil regularly, because an overused engine oil will cause 3% extra petrol consumed.
Know your tyre pressure, believe it or not, but if your vehicle tyres are not filled with air, properly it will massively require more power to move the car.
Don’t drive on the sand if you don’t have to. Driving on a non-solid road will generate more resistance in the car tyres adding more pressure on the engine.
Less weight! Don’t keep so many things in the trunk all the time.
Higher speed requires more petrol! According to Consumer Reports driving at a speed of 100km/h instead of 120km/h will save you enough fuel to drive extra 21 kilometres for each 10 litres of petrol.
Avoid sudden speed increase (unless you wanted to avoid an accident) try to smoothly change your speed and don’t be an aggressive driver.
Filling the Tank
Fill the tank between the third and half of your tank to regulate the fuel consumption, don’t wait until the tank is empty to feed your car.
Turn off your car while you’re waiting because the engine can burn enough fuel to drive you 1.5km every minute. Hybrid cars automatically stop fuel consumption when it stops.
Plan your Trip
Before you go ahead and start your holiday trip why don’t you plan it first, instead of having multiple trips going back and forth try to make it one trip.
Okay, what’s the best way to save petrol? Don’t use it. If your trip is too short to drive your car, you can save petrol and parking fees by using a bicycle or metro for example.
Tell us your Methods to Save Fuel
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