With the cost at the pump increasing every year, many French people are looking to save money … discover 20 tips to reduce your consumption on board your vehicle!
Daily use of a vehicle is a means of getting around particularly expensive Nowadays. Between the purchase of the vehicle, insurance, registration, maintenance, technical control and fuel cost, the bill climbs quickly! One of the factors on which you can save on a daily basis is undoubtedly your fuel consumption…
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Savings come first and foremost through vehicle maintenance
This is one of the most effective ways to reduce gasoline consumption. A car that is poorly maintained can experience fuel consumption of up to 20%!
Advice, consult the maintenance booklet and carry out overhauls of the vehicle to ensure that it functions optimally. It goes through a regular check engine, oil change, cleaning of parts such as the air filter: all elements that will allow you to take the road in a safer and more economical way.
Adopt a smooth ride in all circumstances
In terms of fuel savings, another very effective way to achieve this is to adopt a smooth ride, in other words eco-driving. One of the keys to this practice lies in theanticipation traffic. The rules are simple: the less you will anticipate, the more you will accelerate and brake suddenly and the more you will consume! On the other hand, if you ease off when approaching a bend or a roundabout for example, you will significantly reduce your consumption.
Anticipate traffic The idea is to look far ahead to anticipate traffic, especially in the city. This is the best way to anticipate a traffic light that turns red or a pedestrian crossing. This avoids unnecessary acceleration and braking, and you reduce your fuel consumption.
Avoid climbing too high in the towers Gear up from 2,000 revolutions / minute (diesel engine) or from 2,500 revolutions / min (petrol engine). The objective is to avoid staying between 3000 and 3500 revolutions because the engine consumes much more.
Empty your trunk and lighten your vehicle It’s easy to understand, the heavier the car, the more it consumes. Unnecessary weight can cause overconsumption to drop to 15%. And at 120 km / h, that 15% costs an additional liter of fuel per 100 km.
Do not use neutral on descents Contrary to popular belief, using neutral when going downhill does not consume less fuel. On the contrary, when you drive in neutral, the engine must maintain a supply of fuel to run. It is therefore appropriate on descents, to simply release the accelerator pedal completely, or even downshift if you need to slow down.
Leave it in the garage! Walking, cycling or using public transport is often more efficient or faster in urban centers than trips by car. Taking the bike for 10 km every day, rather than the car does not take much longer, and even saves you significantly in large cities. This also makes it possible to avoid discharging 700 kg of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.
Manage climbs and descents well To save fuel on hilly roads, you have to reduce the speed of the car on the climbs and let go of the accelerator on the descent, while staying in the highest possible gear.
Shift gears quickly The ideal is to change gears as quickly as possible, as soon as you accelerate. The objective is to drive as much as possible at low revs, in fact in 4th or 5th gear, you consume less fuel. Even in town at 50 km / h, try to drive in 4th or even 5th, rather than 3rd!