10 tips to increase the fuel efficiency of your car


Driving a car has many aspects and fuel efficiency is one of the most important ones. The increasing price of the fuel and depleting oil and gas reserves in the world also push us for better mileage for our wallet and for the planet too. It is not too difficult to maintain fuel efficiency for a car. I have observed few general tips that can increase the fuel efficiency by a considerable amount.

Never Overload your Car

The more loads your car has to carry, the more fuel it consumes. The equation is pretty simple. The engine bears more loads and it consumes more oil. So, try to take out your load from the car if unnecessary stuff is present. I have observed that 100 pounds of the extra load reduces the fuel efficiency by almost 2%.

Accelerate smoothly

 Quick and sudden acceleration makes the engine work more. The more it works the more fuel it consumes. So, it is very important to maintain the acceleration of the car. Use it smoothly to get the maximum fuel efficiency.

Drive slow

 The faster you drive, less economical it becomes for the car. The speed of the car should not reach more than 60 mph. I have realized that it actually consumes more than 15% fuel in case of over speeding than optimal speed.

Check your engine health

 This could be decisive for fuel efficiency. Your engine should be tuned after a certain period of time and that brings a lot of difference in fuel efficiency. Apart from tuning you must replace the air filter and oil filter periodically in order to get maximum fuel output.

Tire Inflation

 Tire inflation should be optimum every time for better fuel efficiency. It increases the fuel efficiency by 33% and it should be inflated properly.

Never use brake too much

 Braking too much is not good at all for fuel efficiency. It puts a lot of load to your engine and that consumes large fuel.

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