Thursday, June 26, 2008


With the fuel prices sky rocketing, it literally burns a hole in every motorist's pocket. In order to lessen the impact of the high fuel prices, you gotta drive economically. to know how, just read on

  • Accelerating slowly is not the best option to save fuel. Instead rev up normally through the gears to your desired speed and then change to the highest gear possible.
  • When cruising, try to use top gear from 60 kph up and aim to keep the rpm between 2000 and 3000.
  • Switch off engine in places when idling for more than 1 minute.
  • Take less congested routes. Don't worry if they add miles to your journey but if they cut out stop-start motoring, you could save fuel.
  • Windows and sunroofs must be shut and tyres must be inflated to the right pressure. Wind resistance and drag from under-inflated tyres will increase fuel consumption.
  • Always remove roof racks and bike racks when not needed and no unnecessary luggage in your boot.
  • Use of stereo, rear demisters, lights and air-conditioning adds to fuel bill.
  • A dirty engine with lots of sooty deposits worsen fuel economy.changing oil improves conditions.
TRY following these simple steps and u will be able to eke out the maximum kilometres from every litre of fuel.

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