17 Effective Tips to Consume Less Gasoline.

17 Tips to Consume Less
17 Tips to Consume Less 

You want to consume less gasoline by car? With the increase in the price of the liter, everyone is trying to reduce their fuel consumption. Yes but how ? Here are 17 tips to immediately save 20% gas:

1. Avoid throttle The trick is to roll smoothly, calmly. That is to say, avoiding throttle or brake action. Accelerate slowly when the light goes green. And slow down gradually when it turns red. This behavior can save you up to 20% fuel depending on the model of your car. Also avoid always wanting to double other cars. The goal is to maintain a constant speed to consume less gasoline.

2. Avoid getting too high in the towers Pass the top speed at 2,000 rpm (diesel engine) or at 2,500 rpm (petrol engine). The goal is to avoid staying between 3,000 and 3,500 rounds because the engine consumes much more. For the number of revolutions per minute, take a look at the tachometer of your dashboard. It displays the engine speed. The less you climb the towers, the less fuel you consume.

3. Anticipate Traffic Look far ahead to anticipate traffic. Especially in the city. Why ? Because it is the best way to anticipate a fire that turns red or a pedestrian crossing. This avoids unnecessary acceleration and braking. As a result, you consume less fuel because your speed is more stable.

4. Shut off the engine The rule is simple: if you make a stop longer than 1 minute, turn off the ignition. Do not run the engine unnecessarily. To make a call, consult a map, change passengers or get stuck in a traffic jam, turn off the engine. Unlike older cars, the new engines are much more efficient and support very untimely stops. And if you have a Start and Go device that turns off the engine, it's even better! The car does it alone.

5. Shift gears quickly As you accelerate (slowly), shift gears as fast as you can. The goal is to ride at maximum speed. Why ? Because in 4th or 5th, you consume less fuel. Even in the city at 50 km / h, try driving in 4th or 5th, rather than 3rd. Above all do not stay stuck in 1st. Pass the 2nd as fast as possible. Same for the following reports, quickly shift up to speed to ride at low speeds.

6. Downgrading rather than braking Whether in town when approaching a light or on the road, consider downshifting rather than braking. Using the engine brake saves fuel. Again, the goal is to anticipate the traffic to have time to react and brake quietly downshifting.

7. Avoid leaving the air conditioner on. In summer, air conditioning is very convenient. The disadvantage is that you easily get used to letting it go on. Result: we forget to turn it off even when it's not hot. We get in the car and the air conditioning is already on. Remember to cut it as soon as possible and turn it off when you leave the car. In the city, it's 30% savings instantly! On the road, it's more than 15%. And if it's really hot, do not put it too low. Otherwise you pull even more on the engine. 23 ° C is enough to feel good. To have an order of ideas, count 5 ° C less compared to the outside temperature. Last tip, avoid putting the air conditioning thoroughly at startup. It is effective only after a few minutes. If it is very hot, prefer to ventilate the inside of the car first by opening all doors, including the trunk.

8. Use cruise control Do you have a sporty drive? Then cruise control can save you gas. Especially on highways and highways. But once you have an economical and flexible driving, it will be better to disable it at certain times. Especially in climbs and descents. Indeed, in the climbs, it is better to decrease its speed to not force on the engine. And for descents, it is better to let go of the accelerator to let down. The regulator keeps the same speed even when climbing and descending. Result, it accelerates uphill to keep the same speed. It's the same worry for descents.

9. Do not use the neutral position in descents Contrary to popular belief, the use of the neutral point downhill does not consume less gasoline. Why ? Because technically the engine continues to consume fuel to maintain its idle. While if you use the engine brake, the engine consumes nothing. This is true for descents but also in case of slowing traffic.

10. Close windows On highway, do not leave one or more windows open. Same for the sunroof. Why ? Because your car loses aerodynamics. As a result, you consume 5% more gasoline. If you are hot, prefer to use the air conditioning at a reasonable temperature. On the other hand, in the city at low speed, you can leave the windows open because it has no impact on consumption.

11. Drive at 120 km / h On the highway, drive at 120 km / h instead of 130. Why? Because you immediately save 1 liter of gasoline every 100 km. Not bad is not it ? Are you afraid of being late? Do not panic ! A journey of 100 km takes only 4 minutes more. 

12. Ride with well-inflated tires Did you know that riding under-inflated tires increased your fuel consumption by 4%? And that's not all. Underinflated, tires wear out faster. As a result, you must buy more often. So check the pressure of your tires every month or every 500 km. Also remember to add between 0.2 and 0.3 bar more on the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. Especially if your car is well loaded and you have planned to make a long journey. Well-inflated tires provide better handling and more efficient braking.

13. Empty your trunk If you want to save gas easily, empty your trunk of all unnecessary items. Why ? Because the heavier your car is, the more fuel you consume. There are surely things that you carry everywhere but that are useless. In addition to the trunk, take a look in the glove box, in the door stowage, in the rear seat and on the rear seat. It is done ? Bravo! You have just saved 15% of gasoline .

14. Remove the roof rack It's been a week since you waggled an empty gallery on the roof? Get off the car now and take it off right now! Why ? Because the gallery decreases the aerodynamics of your car. Consequence: it makes you consume 10% more on highway.

15. Use a GPS Whether for a long or short trip, consider using a GPS. A GPS calculates the shortest route, but that's not all. It allows you to avoid traffic jams and jobs. Very practical in town. And no excuses. Today GPS are everywhere. Directly integrated into the dashboard of the car and even on your smartphone. And if you do not have GPS, prices have become affordable. You can find a good GPS on the Internet for less than 70 $. You do not want to buy GPS? No problem. You can use Mappy or Google Maps to print the best route.

16. Clean the air filter A simple cleaning of the air filter can save you 10% of gasoline. That is 100 $ every 10 000 km. You do not know how to clean the air filter? It's not complicated.

17. Find the cheapest station Price differences between gas stations can be quite large. To refuel, do not choose a station at random. Find the cheapest one near you without moving from your couch!

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