The question of fuel economy is on the minds of most drivers. Professionals and individuals alike strive to manage and limit the fuel budget to reduce travel expenses. However, the most frequently asked question is that of fuel-efficient driving techniques. How can we save fuel while driving?
Driving at moderate rpm
Each driver profile has its own specific driving style. In general, fuel consumption depends on the driving style of the person driving the car. The higher the engine speed, the more fuel the engine consumes. This applies to both diesel and petrol vehicles. For vehicles running on petrol, it is advisable to keep the engine speed at a maximum of 2,500 rpm to 3,000 rpm. For diesel cars, it is quite possible to drive at two thousand revolutions at a maximum of three thousand five hundred revolutions. In parallel with this style of driving at moderate revs, it is also advisable to find the right gear, as this saves fuel.
Limiting the use of air conditioning
Many drivers don’t know this, but the use of air conditioning increases a car’s fuel consumption. While it’s very convenient in the summer, some people get used to leaving it on even when it’s not needed. As a result, the air conditioner runs continuously while it increases fuel consumption by thirty percent above normal consumption. For those who cannot stand the heat, there are two alternatives. It is perfectly possible to roll down the windows and enjoy the fresh air without using the air conditioner. Otherwise, if you need to use the air conditioner, remember to set it at five degrees Celsius less than the outside temperature.
Exploiting the options available on the car
The new generations of cars are equipped with several options that contribute to the reduction of fuel consumption. This is the case of start and stop technology, which is very practical for driving in line. As soon as traffic is blocked, the stop button allows the engine to be switched off instantly. At the start, the start button easily starts the car and the driver can continue the journey. Switching off the engine in traffic jams and at traffic lights reduces fuel consumption. For speed enthusiasts, the use of cruise control is also effective in saving fuel. By using this option, the car automatically adapts the speed to normal and avoids unnecessary throttle bursts.