In recent months we have saved a lot on fuel due to the fact that we have had the car stopped due to the state of alarm for coronavirus. In addition, those who still continued using the car when complying with some of the exceptions published in the BOE, have been able to refuel with the lowest prices in recent years. But after Phase 3 (or Phase 2 in some territories) and the new normal has been reached, it is now possible to travel freely between provinces and throughout Spain with which again the fuel bill will skyrocket. To try to keep this bill as low as possible and thanks to the advice of Northgate Renting Flexible, we offer you 10 tips to save gas effectively.
1 – START THE CAR
The first tip to save gas can be applied from the moment we start the car and you can buy used cars in New Zealand from Auto for Trade. In the case of vehicles with a gasoline engine, we must start the march as soon as we touch the ignition, but in diesel it is advisable to wait a few seconds; although not much since the car in cold consumes more and will take temperature much earlier if we roll than if we have it stopped at idle. Of course, in both gasoline and diesel you have to start the engine without pressing the accelerator pedal.
2 – THE FIRST ONE JUST TO GET OUT
The first gear should be used only to start the gear, as soon as the car has enough inertia to avoid stalling or stumbling when going up in speed, we must change to second, since the first is undoubtedly the gear ratio that most consume.
3 – LONG MARCHES
To save gasoline, you should drive in high gears whenever possible. It is better to ride with a long ratio and with the accelerator depressed more than in a low gear and with less pressure on the accelerator. Although the ideal is to change speed at the ideal time, either by hearing and feeling the engine or through modern systems that indicate when is the optimal time to do so to increase driving efficiency.
4 – AVOID ACCELERATION, BRAKING AND HIGH SPEEDS
A leisurely pace notably favors low fuel consumption. Paste accelerations or braking sudden after which after resuming the march we should, rise much consumption at the same high speeds to keep road. An increase in speed of 20%, or what is the same, driving at 120 km / h instead of 100 km / h, can increase consumption by up to 44%. If we want to save gasoline, it is best to drive slowly and calmly, although never enough to hurt the rhythm of other users.
5 – EARRINGS
Contrary to popular belief, an engine consumes less in gear without accelerating than in neutral when facing downhill. Therefore, downhill or on a straight with sufficient inertia it is better to be in gear and stop accelerating than to put the neutral position.
6 – ENGINE BRAKE
In decelerations it is more advisable to stop accelerating and let the car roll by letting the engine brake act, than to continue accelerating until the moment when it is necessary to use the brake. Anticipating arrests, in addition to reducing consumption, will avoid wearing more than necessary the braking system of the vehicle.
7 – TURN OFF THE ENGINE DURING LONG STOPS
If the car is going to be stopped for more than 60 seconds, it is advisable to turn off the engine to save gasoline. If the time is going to be less than this, it is better not to stop the engine as the simple start management will consume more fuel than if we keep it idling. Today most modern cars do this automatically with the automatic start / stop system.
8 – THE LIGHTER THE BETTER
The more the car weighs, the more effort the engine will have to make to move it and therefore the more it will consume. So much so that for every 100 kilos we add, fuel consumption increases by 5%.
9 – CORRECT USE OF AIR CONDITIONING
There are times when it takes less to use the air conditioning as it is to lower the windows , for example at high speed, since a parachute effect is created with the wind that seeps into the vehicle. It’s best to enjoy optimized aerodynamics even at the cost of having the windows up and the air conditioning on. Of course, the temperature should be between 22 and 24 degrees, if the system is forced to put it below 22 degrees, it makes the system and the engine that feeds it work harder, thus increasing fuel consumption. A bad use of the air conditioning can increase the consumption up to 20%.
10 – COMMISSIONING
A car with a good set-up will always consume less than one in poor condition. IF a car rolls without failures or leaks, among other mechanical problems, it will consume less gasoline than a vehicle in poor condition. A poor combustion, one tire too flat, or improper movement of gases, are among the multiple faults can increase the consumption of fuel.
If you follow these 10 simple tips you can reduce your fuel consumption and save good money on gasoline at the end of the month.