5 Ways to Save Car Fuel – Car fuel consumption is indeed enough to drain the owner’s pocket, unlike the fuel consumption required by two-wheeled motorcycles. Therefore, it is not surprising that many car drivers fill fuel oil (BBM) not according to the recommendations from the factory.
For car drivers, saving fuel is always an interesting topic to discuss.
They downgrade or lower the type of fuel used, usually to a more economical type. For example, a car that should use Pertamax fuel instead uses Pertalite fuel which has a price difference of around Rp. 1,350.00.
Often done, it turns out that this downgrade method is not recommended. In the long term this decision can have a bad effect, namely damage to the machine. The intention to save actually failed because of this damage.
Therefore, it is important to save fuel costs in a safe way.
Do you know? When it comes to saving on fuel consumption, motorists don’t just save on their expenses. They also directly support the government’s efforts to save on fossil fuel consumption as well as support the clean air campaign with air pollution.
Here are 5 ways that can be applied to save car fuel:
1. Keep the car speed in economy speed
For non-diesel cars, the economical speed is usually 2000-2500 rpm. You can adjust it through a combination of playing the gas pedal and clutch. The higher the gear, the greater the torque required. So, no need to rush to press the gas pedal tightly.
Play the harmony between the gas pedal and clutch proportionally. See the rpm indicator that can be seen from your car display.
Now there are many types of cars that embed eco-driving features. The indicator is usually green, easily recognized by a leaf or tree symbol.
This eco-driving feature can help you to save fuel and reduce air pollution at the same time. When this feature is turned on, it means you are in a position to save fuel.
2. Keep the vehicle safe distance
Keeping that distance turned out to help in an effort to save fuel, you know. How can this happen? It turns out that when you keep your distance, you avoid unnecessary braking and acceleration.
This may be the reason why cities with high levels of congestion are also areas that have a high level of fuel consumption when compared to the relatively smooth traffic.
3. Always keep your car tire pressure
Tire pressure will affect braking conditions. Insufficient tire pressure will result in poor braking distance. Therefore make sure to always check the condition of the tires.
What is the ideal tire pressure for a car? Look at the guide which is usually located on the driver’s door frame. Generally the ideal pressure for the front tire is 32-34 Psi, while the rear tire is 36 Psi.
4. Turn off the engine when it stops for more than one minute
Some people have a habit of starting the engine while waiting in the car. A car in a state of fire certainly requires combustion energy. Therefore, if you are going to stop for a long time it is much better to turn off the car engine to save fuel.
5. Pay attention to the load or load when driving
The load or payload you carry in your car greatly affects fuel consumption. The larger the load, the greater the consumption required. Those are 5 ways that are worth listening to when you want to save on your car’s fuel. Please give it a try, who knows the remaining costs from the savings can be diverted to other interests, for example to buy rice or increase the child’s pocket money.