How to save on fuel costs

Publised : November 21, 2013

How to save on fuel costs

With fuel costs fluctuating, many people are trying to figure out how they can save money on fuel. There are some practical things you may consider to keep more money in your pocket instead of spending it at the pump.


1. Keep your vehicle as light as possible. Extra weight on a vehicle causes it to burn fuel faster. To prevent this, dispose of any extra items you may have lingering in the boot of your vehicle.


2. Check tire pressure regularly. This may seem like a small matter, but this does affect fuel consumption. Try buying a tire pressure gauge to monitor your tires. Make sure the tires are not filled too little or too much. See your user manual for the proper tire pressure for your vehicle.


3. Drive with care. Avoid driving aggressively and be sure to drive at the speed limit. All vehicles start to burn fuel faster at speeds higher than 88 km/h.


4. Reduce use of the air conditioner. In hot climates, our instinct is to switch on the air conditioner. On cooler days, try using the flow-through ventilation system. This is better than rolling down the windows since open windows affect the aerodynamics of the vehicle and increase fuel consumption.