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Written By: admin on October 19, 2012 No Comment

With the increasing fuel prices, it has become very much vital to think of ways to improve the mileage achieved by the vehicle.

Here are five tips on saving gas mileage. Many of these tips individually will provide you a little increase in mileage ratings, but when all of them are implemented together, there will be a drastic increase in gas mileage.

Accelerate with Care

Quick starts are obvious fuel wasters; however, that does not mean that you have to creep slowly from each light. If your vehicle has an auto transmission, accelerate modestly so that the transmission can move up to the higher gears. The manual shifters should shift soon to keep down the revs, but don’t drag the engine; if you want to accelerate, shift down, and that’ll help you save on mileage. Keep a watch down the road for possible slowdowns. Accelerating to high speeds and then immediately braking down implies wasted fuel, so drive sensibly and get better mileage.

Get the Air Filter Checked

A filthy air filter will limits the air flow into the power-train, which inturn will harm the economy and performance. Air filters can be easily inspected and changed. Just detach the filter and hold it up in light. If light does not pass through it, you will need to insert a new one. You can consider a filter like K&N or any other similar permanent filter, which can be cleaned instead of replacing a new one.

It can usually give a mileage boost of about 2-3%.

Check the Tire Pressure

One of the most common causes of less fuel mileage is tires that are not inflated adequately. Tires lose temperature (around 1 psi per 10 degree fall) and time (around 1 psi in a month). Since under-inflated tires provide more resistance to rolling, you will have to burn more fuel to keep the vehicle moving. Check the tire pressure at least once a month by using a reliable tire gauge.

Keeping the tires inflated to optimal levels will certainly give you an additional 1-2% increase in gas mileage, in comparison to poorly inflated tires.

Avoid Storing Unnecessary Weight

Avoid keeping things that are not necessary in the car, particularly the heavier ones. If you have an additional 100 pounds on board, it could decrease the gas mileage of almost 2%. This reduction depends on the percentage of additional weight relative to the weight of the vehicle and this has a greater impact on the smaller cars than the bigger ones.

So, get rid of the junk lying in the boot of your car right away!

Avoid Extreme Idling

Idling can consume almost close to half a gallon of the fuel in an hour based on the usage of air conditioner (AC) and engine size. Switch off the engine when the car is parked for quite some time. However, switching off and on your engine too much may raise starter wear.

If you are looking forward to buying a new car, and good fuel efficiency is high on your priority list, it would be better to opt for the smaller cars than the bigger ones as these are more fuel efficient.

Follow these tips in your daily driving routine and you can see a great change in the gas mileage ratings of your car. All these are simple tips that you need to be aware of, but they can bring about a great change in the overall fuel economy figures; so give them a try and feel the difference over the next few days.

 

Adam is a hardcore automotive enthusiast who loves to review the latest cars in the market, and owns a fleet of them in his collection as well. The latest one to win his hear over was the Toyota Prius, and he had recently reviewed it on his blog.

Written By: admin on September 4, 2012 No Comment


Green motoring makes sense and is essentially the future. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming sparser and sparser and the ozone layer thinner and thinner, it makes sense as well as is morally right to drive green.

Fortunately, a number of car manufacturers have brought us greener autos that still allow us to enjoy the benefits of a combustion engine of some sort or another. These cars don’t use the often maligned electronic model, which involves cables, charging and all sorts of extra hassle. So, what are the most environmentally friendly of all of these autos?

Honda Insight

This hybrid car combines both electronic and petrol engines and is also probably one of the best looking low energy cars out there. It manages over 40mpg inside a built up urban area and can hit 42mpg on high speed roads. It also has a number of innovative tweaks such as Bluetooth as well as a number of other gadgets. It really manages to showcase Hondas love of the future and only produces around 80g of carbon over a kilometer, making it quite green.

Chevrolet Volt

This car is also a hybrid and manages to work on the power of electricity alone for any speed under the 35mph mark. This gives the amazing ability to drive over 93miles to a gallon of petrol and means the car has a range of over 400miles. Add to this an amazingly low output of 52g of carbon to a kilometer of motoring and you have an impressive auto that’s good to buy and also ideal as a car lease for green individuals.

Smart Cars

We all know the distinctive look of the Smart car and it is also one of the most efficient as well as smallest cars on the market, producing only 86g of carbon per kilometre. It is also ideal for small spaces and can slot in both sideways and lengthways into a space, making it a hell of a motor for city driving.

Seat Ibiza 1.2TDI

This estate is one of the few cars that has a large volume inside and also a low carbon output outside. It is a nice looking machine that is made by the Volkswagen group and also has an element of European panache. Producing a mere 89g per kilometer, it also manages to really impress in the green stakes too.

Toyota Prius

This original of the species manages to really continue with its green credentials and produces a mere 92g of carbon over a 1000m stint. It’s also a good looking machine, with a sense of chic others can’t often match.

Cormac Reynolds works for First Vehicle Leasing a UK contract hire company.

Written By: Guest Author on August 13, 2012 No Comment

When it comes to lower petrol consumption, everybody has an opinion. Unfortunately, not everybody’s opinion is likely to actually save you money. Contrary to popular belief, turning off your radio has no effect on fuel consumption. And driving at twenty miles per hour does little other than make fellow drivers want to kill you. If you’re looking for genuinely effective ways to cut down on your fuel consumption, here are seven ways of doing so that actually work.

Maintain Your Car

Before you start worrying about acceleration rates and revs, you should first make sure that your car itself is as economical as possible in terms of fuel.

  • First off, check your tires. Poorly aligned tires can lead to your vehicle consuming up to ten percent more petrol. Another three percent can be lost if your tires aren’t properly inflated.
  • Get your engine checked. Poorly maintained engines use four percent more petrol.
  • Replace your air filter. It’s estimated that one out of every five cars could do with a  new one. A poor air filter can reduce fuel efficiency by up to ten percent.

Don’t Worry About Speed

Many drivers will tell you that the slower you drive, the less petrol your car will consume but this is only the case at high speeds. Provided you are driving at less than sixty miles per hour, your speed has very little to do with how much petrol your car consumes. Therefore unless you’re on a highway, forget about speed and focus exclusively on your rates of acceleration.

Keep Your Acceleration in Check

Despite the many misconceptions regarding speed, it’s actually your rates of acceleration and deceleration that are costing you more money at the pumps. It’s pretty simple, drive at a steady pace and you will use less petrol. When on a highway, choose a single speed and stick to it. And when you encounter traffic lights, come to a stop slowly. The same logic applies when the lights go green, don’t just jam your foot down.

Kill Your Engine When in Traffic

Speaking of traffic lights, if you are going to be stuck in traffic for more than thirty seconds, take the time to kill your engine. Despite the fact that you’re not actually going anywhere, your cars engine is still consuming fuel while idle.

Keep Your Foot off the Brakes

Many mechanics will tell you about the dangers of overusing your break pedal. Your break pads are simply not designed for such constant pressure. As well as damaging your brake pads, using your brakes too much can also lead to higher fuel consumption. When you drive with your foot on the brake pedal, you are using a shocking thirty five percent more petrol.

Drop Some Weight

Another common cause of higher than necessary fuel consumption is unnecessary weight. For every hundred pounds you can take off of your cars weight, you can expect to use two percent less petrol. These figures don’t suggest that you should get rid of your spare tire. They do however suggest that you might benefit from cleaning out your car occasionally.

Watch Where You Drive

Finally, it’s not just how you drive but where that affects your fuel consumption. Need to make two or three stops? Choose the optimal route. A few minutes planning your route in terms of what you need to get done can pay serious dividends. And wherever possible, avoid congestion. Even if you kill your engine, you are still going to be stopping and starting. Though it is certainly easier said than done, try to avoid both traffic lights and rush hour traffic.

Danny Loius, the author of this guest post, is an experienced heavy vehicle driver and specializes in driving cars and trucks. Click on the link to know more about truck driving school in Victoria.

Written By: admin on August 11, 2012 No Comment

With the cost of gas rising it is no wonder that more people are becoming interested in saving money on their fuel bill, and the good news is that there are a number of easy-to-implement techniques and tips which you can use to help reduce your gas bill.

Take a look at these 14 ways to save money on gas and see if they can make a difference to you.

  1. Take better care of your vehicle. With a well-serviced car that runs efficiently you will not need to fill it up as frequently.
  2. Fill up your tank more efficiently. Fill the tank up so that it is full when you leave the gas station and you will see that it is used more effectively. Continually topping up your gas tank is an inefficient way of getting the most miles for your money.
  3. Shop around for the best prices on gas. Don’t worry about choosing a particular brand and select low-octane fuel. Plus, statistically gas prices are lowest on a Wednesday so try to purchase it then.
  4. Limit how often you drive. If you don’t need to drive for a journey leave the car at home and walk to save money. Short journeys with the stopping and starting can really drain your fuel.
  5. Make sure the air pressure in your tires is correct. Check with the manufacturer to find out what this is and you will be driving more efficiently and saving money on gas at the same time. Tyres that are a little deflated result in much larger gas consumption.
  6. Change your car to a diesel as these can offer better fuel efficiency.
  7. Have you ever considered car sharing? Share with one extra person and you’ll cut your share of the fuel bill in half.
  8. Think about buying a smaller car as it will not cost as much to run as a larger model.
  9. Buy a hybrid car as these run on electricity and gas, meaning that a tank full will help you to go much further.
  10. Swap your car for a scooter or a motorcycle. These will use much less gas which will then create savings for you when you are at the gas station.
  11. Look at the torque specification when buying a car instead of the horsepower. If you choose a car that will produce its maximum torque at an RPM that you will not use you will be wasting gas. Instead go for a vehicle that can operate at this peak and you will find that it is much more fuel efficient.
  12. Avoid stopping your car too often. When you are coming up to a red light slow down and try to keep driving. Do this in plenty of time and you will find that your car will not come to a standstill which will save money when you need to set off as you will not be accelerating from a total stop.
  13. Try to drive at a speed that is constant. By driving to avoid braking too fast or having to accelerate quickly you will be able to reduce the amount of gas that your car is using which will save you money over time.
  14. Park your car in the shade. This might seem like a crazy tip but gas will evaporate from the tank and this will happen much faster if your car is in direct sunlight. You will also find that parking in the shade keeps your car cooler which will mean that you will not have to use the A/C as often.

This article was contributed by YourParkingSpace.co.uk, a site which aims to reduce your parking costs through allowing homeowners to rent out their empty driveways and garages.

 

Written By: admin on June 9, 2009 5 Comments

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Written By: admin on April 17, 2009 No Comment

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