With the worry of a fuel shortage, you might be thinking of ways which you can save those important miles.
Many people believe that driving at incredibly low speeds will in fact reduce fuel consumption; however there are many alternatives to life in the slow lane which can also help you to save fuel.
Central Contracts have put together 5 simple tips to help you to improve your fuel consumption.
1: Ensure that your tires are pumped up! Having deflated tires not only slows your vehicle down but also increases the amount of fuel which your vehicle consumes. Pumping up your tires can also improve your fuel economy whilst saving you the expense of purchasing new tires too often.
2. Cleaning your air filter can help you to save on fuel, as clogged air filters restrict air flow to the engine. You can easily replace or clean them yourself as long as you are equipped with patience!
3. Try driving in a higher gear as it will ensure that your vehicle runs the most efficiently. Over revving your car will easily drain your precious fuel so make sure that you change gear before hitting 2,500 rpm.
4. Avoiding strong acceleration seems obvious and sometimes cannot be helped however if you anticipate the traffic ahead of you then you will be able to avoid over revving 9/10.
5. Drive at a moderate speed: however this does not always mean at a snail pace. Make progress when driving by keeping up with the traffic. Keeping a constant speed is also advised as your vehicle will run much smoother. Although this is not always possible due to safety cameras, making sure that you follow this rule when possible will help you to reap the extra mile rewards.
These tips are not guaranteed to work however,why not test them out to see how much longer your fuel lasts!