on how to save Fuel.
As we all knows that cost of gasoline had
gone up and up and its really a burden to all car owners be it whether you
used it for fetching your children to school, leisure or business. There are
a few easy ways to save your monthly fuel cost.
1. Send your car for regular maintenance
& servicing as clean engine oil will gives you more mileage due to free of
contamination and sludge as we had mentioned before, which can cause
on all your engine's moving parts and transmission. Poor or sludge formed wheel
bearing grease will also causes load on your engine.
2. Don't used your car as a store, remove
all unused or unnecessary thing from your rear boots as this will also add
weight/load on to your car.
3. Check your tires pressure, Low tire
pressure causes more drag between your tires & the surface of the road. This
causes faster tires wear and will also causes your engine to work harder. In order
for the engine to move the extra load created due to drag/friction, more fuel is needed
tires that are properly inflated. When traveling long distance increase
your tire pressure then normal city driving.
4. Check you sideslip alignment
as this could
also causes drag and tire wears too.
5. Don't race your engine the moment when you starts
to drive off.
6. Warm up your engine before you drive.
7. Don't travel as too high
speed as over speeding tends to cause aero dyanamic drag. The higher the
speed the more the drag is. You may tried it yourself, say traveling at a
constant speed of 90kmh and 120 kmh on highways. Therefore keep/maintain at a
constant speed between 90 to 100 kmh. Each and every makes have the on speed
at which it is the most economical traveling speed.
8. Shift your gear to neutral/parking car
and shift gear accordingly to the needs
of your cars' load if your is a manual transmission and do not rest your foot on the
9. Choose the correct tire size &
weight of the rims, over size tires & weight of rims adds load to your
10. Take a walk if you destination is
11. Don't install to many gadgets/accessories
in your car like those that consume high amperes that directly will causes your
alternator charging system to work harder. It will also shorten your battery
& alternator's life span.
12. Drive within you car's best cruising
speed of 70kmh to 80kmh or at Malaysian north South highways at 90kmh 100kmh. You
can test it out your self to see, at which speed that is most fuel saving when
you are cruising. I had
tested on motor cycle and my company's diesel van it really do save quite a