FUEL SAVING TIPS
The cost of motoring is only going one way – and that’s up. While we can’t do anything about the price of diesel, we can offer you a few tips on how to increase your vehicles fuel economy.
1. CHECK YOUR TYRES
A worn tyre is about 7% less efficient than a new tyre. The break in period for tyres is between 35,000 and 50,000 miles. Every 10 psi that a tyre is underinflated reduces fuel economy by 1%,
2. TAKE A SMOOTHER DRIVE
Drive smoothly, accelerate gently and read the road ahead to avoid unnecessary braking, when you have to slow down or to stop, decelerate smoothly by releasing the accelerator in time, leaving the car in gear.
3. CHANGE UP EARLIER
Don’t labour the engine but try changing up at any engine speed of around 2,000 rpm in a diesel car or around 2,500 rpm in a petrol car. This can make such a difference that all cars in the future are likely to be fitted with a ‘Gear Shift Indicator’ light to show the most efficient gear change points.
4. TURN IT OFF
Electrical loads increase fuel consumption, so turn off your heated rear windscreen, demister blowers and headlights when you don’t need them.
5. STICK TO THE SPEED LIMITS
The faster you go, the greater the fuel consumption and pollution. Driving at 70mph uses up 9% more fuel than at 60 and up to 15% more that at 50. Cruising at 80mph can use up to 25% more fuel than at 70mph.
6. TUNIT DIESEL PERFORMANCE
Improve your economy by on average 12% using Tunit Diesel Performance, which has been proven to save fuel in laboratory and real time testing.
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IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY BY UP TO 12%
Why not install a Tunit on your vehicle? You could improve your fuel economy by up to 12% and increase overall performance in your vehicle.
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