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8 Hacks To Boost Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency!

Certain things are inevitable in life:  taxes, death, and the petrol cost soaring upwards forever. Therefore, the deciding factor in buying a vehicle in India other than price is its fuel efficiency. Obviously, a better fuel economy equals more savings. So keep in mind some of these pointers to increase the mileage of your vehicle.

  1. Avoid Unnecessary Speeding

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    Aggressive driving always wastes gas. Highway speeds can lower your mileage by almost 30%! Moreover, sensible driving is also going to prove safer for you too. Meaning, you may save more than just your fuel money.

    Each car reaches its optimal fuel economy at different speeds. But mileage on the other hand usually decreases rapidly beyond 50 km/h. This can potentially double your gas expenses.

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  2. Proper Shifting

    The Manual Transmission
    Stick Shift

    This is another way you can boost your car’s mileage. Therefore, you should start gently with lower gears and then swiftly change to higher gears. By doing this you can avoid too much stress on the engine. If this is practised your engine would run comfortably on the economy band. This, in turn, increases your vehicle’s range because higher fuel is consumed in lower gears when accelerating hard.

  3. Remove Excess Weight

    Bad fuel economy can mean an engine problem
    The heavier the car lesser the fuel economy

    Hauling any luggage on your car roof is not a good idea. This increases the aerodynamic drag or wind resistance and significantly lowers the fuel economy. This affects smaller vehicles more. We say you should storing unnecessary items in your vehicle. Get rid of the heavy ones first.

  4. Avoid Idling

    Avoiding unnecessary idling saves fuel
    Avoiding unnecessary idling saves fuel

    Leaving the vehicle’s engine running when it is parked should be shunned at all times. When you are in traffic and the wait is more than 10 seconds, it is desirable to turn off your ignition. This would save fuel. Contrary to popular belief idling your car consumes more amount of fuel than restarting your engine.

  5. Avoid Pedal Flooring and Clutch Riding

    Riding the clutch
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    Putting the “pedal to the metal force” will waste gas immensely. This is because the harder you accelerate, the more fuel you are wasting. So, accelerate gently and steadily.

    In bumper-to-bumper traffic, riding the clutch is a common habit. But this can extract a lot of fuel in running conditions. Besides this wears out the clutch plate too.

  6. Brake Smoothly

    Car damaging habits
    Slow down before you stop

    Avoid sudden braking whenever possible. This not only proves to be a fuel-efficient driving habit but is also easier on your tires and brakes. So you can save money on even maintenance and repair costs as an added benefit.

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  7. Maintain Appropriate Tyre Pressure

    Tyre Condition affects the fuel mileage
    Tyre Condition affects the fuel mileage

    Most tyres have markings of the suggested tyre pressure. Along with improving vehicle safety, it ensures longevity. Also, it does wonders for the car’s mileage! So the driver can make sure that the tyres are inflated to the recommended tyre pressure as specified by the manufacturer.

  8. Maintenance & Regular Service

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    It is obvious that regular maintenance and servicing of your vehicle would help the most in mileage improvement. This is because the moving parts in the vehicle like the engine and the gearbox require proper lubrication at regular intervals. During your maintenance service oil change, level of coolant oil, chain lubrication must be taken into account and should be carefully gauged for optimal performance of the vehicle.

    Good fuel efficiency makes you and your car happier. Doing these tiny things can go a long way to improve your car’s fuel economy. And at the end of the day, you’ll still have money in your wallet and the gas in the tank.

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