Drivers Can Save Money at the Pump – Tips for Smart Driving
Chevrolet offer drivers tips to improve fuel economy in the New Year
The plummeting fuel prices are like breath of fresh air for all of us. Yet economists are warning that its a good sign for world economy. However, since the last financial crisis back in late 2008 and 2009 that saw the big downfall world controlling financial house like Lehman Brother filing the largest ever bankruptcy in history of U.S. So get this if all those bigwigs cant get it right that time with all the educational degrees in finance and economics, don’t expect them to be right this time as well.
For us as the end users, the drop in fuel prices is a relief of sigh, so as long as the fuel prices are down enjoy your rides and let the good time rolls! Having said that, Chevrolet has highlighted some good driving habits which once adopted will pay off not only loosing those extra cash bills out of your wallets but will also increase the life your car.
Nothing beats this as its a winning attitude. Having a driving licence wont necessarily make one a good driver. The secret lies in the timing. Those jerky stops as if someone pulls the handbrake and abrupt accelerations, reduces the life of your hard earned car very quickly. Not accelerating smoothly is one of the most common mistakes drivers make on the road. Aggressive driving like jumping on the gas at every light only to then hit the brakes will not get the driver home any faster. According to Chevrolet engineers, by driving smoothly, drivers can improve their mileage by approximately 20 percent. By the way don’t let anyone say, you jerk!
Use Cruise Control
Roll up the Windows
Check Tire Pressure
This one is highly important. Even when tires just five pounds under the recommended air pressure, it will make the engine work harder to turn the wheels. And that’s not enough it will also cause the pulling effect that can dangerously sway your car from your desired driving lane. As a driver you needs to negotiate by constantly correcting the steering back to the center. Sooner than ever you will get tiresome by constant juggling. Chevrolet recommends checking tires at least once a month, and the Tire Information Label located on the inside of your vehicle’s door frame has the recommended. ‘Check Tire Pressure’ is also referred as TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System)
Remove the Roof Carriers
This is a racing tip! if you know how race driver win the races or how much money is spend in wind tunnel to make the car aerodynamics, roof carriers to haul gear and car ornaments like country flags increases aerodynamic drag (wind resistance) and lowers fuel economy.
So once your adventure trip is over just remove all this excess contraptions. At highway speeds, up to a third of your fuel is used to overcome wind resistance, so even small changes to your vehicle’s aerodynamics will have a big impact in fuel economy.
Remove Access Baggage
Cutting down on weight is not just a New Year’s resolution for people, but also for their vehicles. When it comes to saving on gas, it’s not just the distance but how a vehicle is loaded and driven that counts. Carrying heavy items in your car makes it work harder and consume more gas. Keep in mind that for every 100 kg you carry onboard, your car uses about 0.5 L/100 km more gas (around 2 percent extra) – and even more in smaller vehicles. It’s often seen that sometimes your family cars slowly becomes a part of your office or an extension of your home storage.
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