Nowadays, cars have become an integrated part of our daily life. In Bangladesh, Most of the people from higher society own at least one car. Even the middle class people also buying recondition or used cars for their daily use. However, it is easy to buy a dream car, but maintenance of a car is very hard and costly. One of the key things is the fuel cost. While searching in the websites, I found some nice articles in carmudi journal (Bangladesh) about this topic. Here I pointed out the key steps for saving money regarding fuel consumption.
# 1: Proper maintenance of the car
The car will run smoothly and efficiently when everything is running well. Clean Air filter and oil tank are very important for better mileage. When air filter is dirty, it makes interruption to the air flows which cause more fuel consumption for the cars.
# 2: Shut down the engine while waiting
If you are waiting for someone or stuck in long traffic jam just put off your car engine. It will save your fuel for sure. Also do not bother warming up your car during winter as todays cars do not need it.
# 3 : Be easy on the accelerator
According to US Department of Energy, aggressive driving can reduce mileage by 33% on highways and by 5% in the city. Quick stop or jack rabbit start also responsible for more fuel consumption. Travelling in 55 m/h is better than travelling at 65 m/h.
# 4: Proper use of Air-condition (AC)
AC has a huge impact on the mileage of the cars. It puts extra pressure on the engine which then needs more fuel for functioning. On the contrary opening the window every time is also not a great solution. When you travelling at a higher speed having the windows open, increases the air resistance and causes the car to burn more fuel. 80km/h or more speed is preferable to use the AC.
# 5: Drive light
Car weight is another most important fact that affects the fuel consumption. When the car is heavy, it consumes more fuel than the light car. Try to remove all unnecessary things from the boot and also try to avoid using the roof racks unless they are needed.
Last but not the least steps can be less use of cars for daily life. If there is better and cheap ways to travel nearer distance then go for that. Hybrid cars are also a useful for fuel consumption and nature preservation.
Do you have any more idea about saving fuel? Mention them on comment! 🙂