Tag: acceleration

Jan 20, 2017
Avoid unnecessary idling

If your car doesn’t feature the start-stop system, remember to turn off the engine when you stop your car for more than 10 seconds. That’s more or less the time to burn the same amount of fuel which is used to start the engine. You will give the environment a significant relief in doing so, […]

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Jan 19, 2017
Drive at moderate speed for optimum fuel efficiency

To use as little fuel as possible, you should drive your car at the most efficient speed. It varies in different vehicles, but usually, equals about 65-90 km/h (40-55 mph). Try to keep withing this range or check what speed is optimal for your car and you should notice a significant drop in your fuel […]

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Jan 16, 2017
Avoid sudden stops and starts

Hard acceleration uses up to third more fuel. Achieve your desired speed with a steady foot on the accelerator and try coasting to stop. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking can lower your gas mileage by 5% at lower speeds around town, and by 33% at higher highway speeds.

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Jan 13, 2017
Don’t rev your engine until fully warmed

When you’re starting your car, you shouldn’t accelerate aggressively until your engine reaches normal operating temperature. Watch your dashboard and put the gas fully only when you see the engine is warm enough. Doing so without having the car warmed up will increase wear of some parts. A cold engine also looses some of its […]

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