5 tips to save fuel
2019 has already seen 8 fuel increases in South Africa!
- Smoothly does it! Try to accelerate and breake smoothly and gently. Gentle acceleration might not sound like fun, but it can save a significant amount of fuel. Likewise, if you gradually slow down instead of braking hard, you will often not have to accelerate as much again. In addition to saving you fuel, these driving habits will also save your tyres and brakes, saving you more.
- Lighten your load: The heavier your car, the more fuel it uses. Don’t leave unnecessary items in your car, especially heavy ones. Likewise, don’t leave roofracks on the roof of your car all week if you only use them on the weekend – they affect the aerodynamics of your car and increase fuel consumption.
- Don’t speed: Driving 10km slower on the highway can save a noticeable amount of fuel – up to 15%!
- Service your car: Sometimes it takes money to save money – have your car serviced regularly to keep it in good working condition. This will save you money in the long run.
- Easy on the A/C: We know its summer, but using the air-con around town can seriously and negatively affect your car’s fuel consumption. Instead drive with a window open and enjoy the breeze in your hair.
Carpool to and from work if you live close to a colleague. Sharing lifts will dramatically lower your fuel bill.