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Car Advisor Tamotsu Todoroki

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Driving Technique - Low Fuel Consumption - Vol.7

Driving Technique - Low Fuel Consumption

Driving has become a popular part of your life style regardless of what part of the world you live in. Those that own a car is known to travel mainly by driving. Whether it is going to school, going to work or just going down the road to pick up a few groceries, we all have become accustom to the lifestyle of driving a car. There is no doubt that we are currently finding ourselves faced with tough economical times. As a result, many of us have started to look for possible ways by which we can cut back on our expenses.

Those of us that own cars are trying to look at every possible way to cut back on expenses. One of the biggest contributors to cost in relation to owning and driving a car is fuel cost. For this reason, many have tried looking at possible ways by which they can reduce their fuel consumption. There are many driving techniques that we can all adopt in order to ensure that we use minimal fuel.

Why try to consume less fuel in the first place?

Driving Technique - Low Fuel Consumption

Before we take a look at driving techniques that we all can use in order to consume less fuel, let us take a look at the importance of consuming less fuel. One of the main reasons is obviously price. With the market being so unstable, there is no surprise that the price in oil is fluctuating drastically. With so many salary cuts and job losses, most of us no longer have the money to waste on fuel expenses.

Another popular reason why many have tried looking into ways by which they can consume less fuel is all to do with the environment. Many people have started becoming a concern about how our actions affect the surrounding atmosphere. The consequences of our lack of care are already being witnessed amongst us. With drastic whether changes and unexplainable weather patterns, many have realized that unless something is done about the carbon footprint that we all emit, we could find ourselves hitting the next ice age. As a result, many have started looking at all possible ways by which they can cut back on fuel consumption.

What driving techniques can we all adopt?

There is a number of driving techniques that we all can adopt in order to cut back on our fuel consumption. Some of the techniques are more obvious than others.

To ensure that you save on fuel consumption, some of the things that we all can do are relatively small and things that we should be doing anyways on a regular basis. Make sure that the tire pressure in your vehicle is the correct amount. The correct tire pressure for your vehicle can easily be found in the car manual. Making sure the tire pressure is correct will put less strain on the engine off the vehicle and as a result will consume less fuel. Another thing that you can always do is regularly change the engine oil. Making sure your vehicle engine is healthy will ensure that it consumes less petrol. Ideally, you should look at changing your vehicle engine oil after every 3000 miles. Even though some engine oils state that you can drive them up to 5000 miles, it is advised to change them a bit earlier.

Driving Technique - Low Fuel Consumption

When driving your vehicle, try making sure that you your rev-o-meter does not go above the number 2 mark. Try making sure you drive in a high gear but at a low speed. These simple driving techniques have been proven to consume a much lower amount of fuel than normal.