Buying the cheapest petrol and diesel is the easiest way to cut your fuel costs, but there are other things you can do to get the most mileage out of your tank. While the speed you drive at is probably the most influential factor affecting fuel consumption, there are a number of other ways you can change your driving habits that will have a significant impact on the money you spend at the pump.
Slow down take that foot off the accelerator, According to the AA, dropping from 80mph to 70mph could save you up to 25% in fuel. Of course you will always have to accelerate a number of times on a journey, but that doesn't mean you have to pull away like you're auditioning for the F1 lets leave that for the race track! Probably the biggest secret to achieving high mpg is driving in the highest possible gear for your vehicle while keeping within the speed limit. Some motorists let the revs (revolutions per minute or RPM) run to 3,000 per minute (petrol car) and 2,500 (diesel) before changing up a gear. It’s more efficient to move up a gear at 2,500 (petrol) and 2,000 (diesel).Use high gears, such as fifth and sixth gears, sooner than later.
Make Sure You Maintain your vehicle. Regular maintenance and servicing improves the efficiency of your vehicle, and therefore can improve your fuel consumption, to maintain engine efficiency and make sure you’re using the correct engine oil (check the handbook). Look after them Tyres they are essential for safe and economical driving.Check tyre pressures regularly (especially before a motorway journey). The RAC claims correctly inflated tyres can improve fuel consumption by up to 2%.
Open a window instead of using the Air con, Air-conditioning increases fuel consumption, especially at low speeds. This goes for heat as well as cooling. Try to do one round trip instead of lots of short trips. once you have warmed up the engine it will operate at its most efficient