Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Postage stamps//efficient driving

Would you like to save around 20p a litre on every litre of fuel you buy?  

It’s not just about the car you drive, but about the way you drive too. Simple changes will reduce your fuel consumption - saving you money in the long run.  Read on to find out how smarter driving techniques cut fuel costs, reduce the wear and tear on your car and cut your carbon emissions.
If you would like to know about how to help your employees reduce their fuel consumption and become smarter drivers, please  visit the business section of our website.

Our top tips for fuel-efficient driving:

1) Try these techniques when you’re driving:

  • Drive smoothly - anticipate as far ahead as possible to avoid unnecessary braking and acceleration.
  • Step off the accelerator - when slowing down or driving downhill, remain in gear but take your foot off the accelerator as early as possible. This reduces fuel flow to the engine to virtually zero. 
  • Slow down - avoid excessive speeds when possible.  Driving at 85mph is against the law and uses approximately 25% more fuel than 70mph. 

2) Get your car in shape:

  • Check tyre pressure frequently.  Under-inflated tyres are not only dangerous and but also increase your fuel consumption. 
  • Air conditioning - switching it off or using climate control on the ‘eco’ setting reduces fuel consumption. And opening a window at high speed increases fuel consumption more than using air conditioning.
  • Switch it off - cars use virtually no extra fuel when they’re re-started without pressing the accelerator. Turn off if you’re going to be stationary for more than a minute or two. 

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