8 Driving Hacks That Will Save You Gas & Money

Daily use of cars gives significant fuel costs. Moreover, there is a direct connection between mileage and the frequency of maintenance services.

King Road Autos Repairing put together 8 life hacks that will help you to cut not only fuel but also maintenance costs.

1. Don’t put the pedal to the metal.

You see many drivers on the highways who enjoy slamming at acceleration. In the driving school, however, we were advised that acceleration, breakage and reduction in fuel consumption could be achieved smoothly. When you speed up sharply, your vehicle uses more energy, which also increases fuel consumption.

2. Use cruise control on the highway.

If you meet speed limits and use cruise control instead of speeding in any open road segment your vehicle can consume much less fuel. Your car must increase motor speed and increase fuel consumption in order to deal with wind drags.

3. Undergo servicing on time.

Every 4,500 miles the oil and oil filters should be adjusted. Also, don’t forget to replace the plugs and air filter. Do this on time to prevent further expenses. Otherwise, it can lead to engine failure, and that kind of repair is very expensive.

4. Turn off the air conditioning.

In this case, everyone must choose the most important thing for themselves: comfort or fuel economy? The fuel consumption rises by 15 percent on average, when the air conditioner is enabled. The other electrical appliances are not so fuel-hungry.

5. Make the route logistically efficient.

If you plan your route efficiently, it will help you to save on gas expenses, especially during the winter months. A cold engine will consume more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. Try to combine all your daily errands into one big trip so as not to warm up the engine a few times a day.

6. Don’t drive when it rains.

When it rains, there is a high risk of an accident. But apart from that, fuel consumption also gets higher. On dry days, the vehicle consumes a lot of energy when accelerating to cope with the wind drag. On rainy days, the water resistance on the road is even higher.

7. Monitor your tire pressure.

First of all, properly inflated tires provide an optimal braking path. Secondly, if the tires are underinflated by at least 0.1 atm, it can cause fuel consumption to increase by 2-3%. That is why it is so important to monitor the level of pressure in the tires and keep it in accordance with the recommended level, especially during cold weather.

8. Remove unnecessary weight.

Some drivers tend to bring it all in a vehicle, whether or not they need it. The trunk should be unloaded and just a spare wheel, tire jack and cap keys held. It is safer. Plus your car carries weight, the more fuel it uses.

King Road Autos Repairing is one of the best Auto Garage in Dubai located in Muahisnah, Al Qusais offers various services like Electrical Repair, AC Repair, Mechanical Repair, 3M Polishing and Detailing, Accident Repairing and fleet maintenance to their customers.

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