Fuel prices continue to climb and want to eat less? Want to reduce your fuel bills and less polluting our planet? it is likely that prices of continue to rise. How can you reduce this budget or at least make it as little as possible increases in the coming months? How to get a little money, perhaps to invest in oil, and no longer fear the rise of a barrel of crude? Here are 10 tips that you can practice every day:
1. Compare prices. As with any purchase today, you will gain compare prices on the internet. look at the fluctuation of prices along your commute.
2. Travel light. Plus your car is light and offers less wind resistance, the less you eat. Remove from the inside of your car all that is required. Remove from the outside of your car all that is resistant to wind, such as your roof box when not in use. Similarly, rolling all windows closed you will consume less.
3. Use your controller or your alarm Speeding. Not only respecting the speed limits you will consume less than the above, but you also greatly reduce your risk of losing money in a fine for speeding.
4. Driving behind a large vehicle. Except perhaps in the rain where it can be unpleasant, riding behind a truck or a big 4×4, at the same speed. The suction phenomenon, well known for overtaking in Formula 1 for example, will you use less to maintain the same speed. A large vehicle to reduce your wind resistance.
5. Do not leave your engine running at a standstill. I see a lot of cars with the engine running while they are parked. On a recent trip to India, every red light many drivers stopped their engines. If you have to stop more than a minute to answer a call, to let a train or in a traffic jam, for example, consider turning off your engine.
6. Do not stop. Every time you brake, your car loses its inertia. A European study showed that aggressive driving in the city increased by 37% of your fuel consumption. Avoid roads with too many stops (when Paris is empty, it is better to take the device to cross in the center, for example) and control your speed to obtain only green lights. Your pads and brake discs will last longer too.
7. Turn off air conditioning. With new cars, if you’re not careful, the air conditioning is always on the road quelquesoit the desired temperature. With the air en route, you use up a liter over 100 kilometers. Make sure air conditioning is turned off, only the fan is running, when you just need air or heating.
8. Check your tire pressure. Not only will you use less fuel but also your tires will wear less. A visual inspection is not enough. Your tires are under inflated for a long time before you see it. Remember to check your tire pressure once a month for free in most petrol stations.
9. Clean your air filter. Today manufacturers recommend changes air filter widely spaced every 30 000 km in general. But a dirty air filter after a few thousand miles may increase by 7% your gas mileage. Clean your air filter takes only five minutes. You can do this while you vacuum your car, removing the air filter to suck dirt retained.
10. Fill up in the morning. Stop to refuel in the morning going to work rather than returning in the evening. The higher the temperature is cool, more dense the gasoline. As gasoline is sold in volume, you have a little more gas in the morning when it is cool in the evening when it’s hot.
On a daily basis I use public transport. This is still the best way to reduce your fuel consumption and pollution associated. Many people can not do this, or like me use a car for the weekend long trips. If you apply so far none of these tips and use your car every day, is several hundred dollars you save every year. Do you use other tricks to reduce your gasoline bill? Thank you for share it with everyone through a comment.