2 March 2006

Tips on Fuel Savings

Still in tulan mode, so i will just share this fuel savings tips left by one of my reader with yall

Anonymous said...

Yet with a power to weight ratio of 78.3bhp/tonne and weighing in at 963kg, the Proton Savvy has the attributes that make it one of the most economical choices on the road.

Fuel economy in the Savvy is 5.3 litres (or RM8.59 at RM1.62 per litre) per 100km driven at a constant speed of 90kmph, which works out to 0.0859 sen per km. With a 40-litre fuel tank, the Savvy will cost you RM64.80 for a full tank.

But even in a car as economical as the 1.2-litre Proton Savvy, car owners can continue to generate even greater savings just by observing these basic rules.

# Share your journeys with other people whenever possible.

# Make sure your petrol cap fits tightly, and buy a new one if your current cap does not fit snugly. Petrol can easily evaporate if the cap is not air-tight

# Accelerate slowly when starting from a dead stop.

# Drive smoothly and consistently using higher gears.

# Switch off your engine if you are not moving.

# Use your air conditioning and other on-board electrical devices (for example, mobile phone chargers) sparingly.

# Shutting all the windows will make your car that bit more aerodynamic.

# Look ahead three or more cars. If they're turning or slowing, ease off early rather than waiting and braking.

# Park your car is such a way that you can later begin to travel in forward gear. Avoid reverse gear manoeuvres to save gas.

# Traffic lights are usually timed for your motoring advantage. By traveling steadily at the speed limit you boost your chances of having the ‘green light’ all the way.

# Avoid rough roads whenever possible, because dirt or gravel robs you of up to 30 per cent of your gas mileage.

# Don't tailgate. You have to brake harder to avoid hitting the car in front, lose momentum and have to accelerate harder to regain the original speed. A measured speed keeps fuel consumption more constant.

# Remove the roof rack from the car when you're not using them.

# Plan your route. If you can, avoid main centre rush hours and road works.

# Leave early to work to avoid traffic jams.

# Before you start on a trip, ask yourself two questions: Is this trip really essential? Can I combine this trip with other trips in the same direction later?

# Buy only the octane level gas you need.

# The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. It’s a fact.

# Use overdrive gears during highway driving. This also saves wear on your engine.

# Use cruise control on highway trips if the vehicle has this function.

# Avoid unnecessary braking and acceleration. That means no tailgating! This tip alone can improve your fuel economy by 5 to 10 per cent. Sudden starts and sudden stops are wasteful.

# Unnecessary idling wastes fuel.

# Avoid carrying excess weight in the boot or the car. The lighter the vehicles the more you save on fuel.

# Keep your engine tuned. Engine troubles can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10 to 20 per cent.

# Make sure your tyres are properly inflated and aligned. Check them once a month. Under-inflated tyres increases fuel consumption by 6 per cent.

# Service your vehicle regularly (air filters, fuel filters, spark plugs, oil change, brakes, wheels, steering, battery).

# Change your engine oil according to the prescribed oil change interval.

# Check and replace air filters regularly. Clogged filters can cause up to a 10 per cent increase in fuel consumption.

# Be careful and suspicious of any fuel-saving claims for certain devices or oil and gas additives. Even for the few fuel-saving products that have been found to work, the savings have been miniscule.
There you go, ways you can use and adapt to in order to save more fuel and money in the future!

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  1. Anonymous12:23 pm

    Drive out less, read more Rojakz's posts during lunch.
    Save petrol, save cost!
    ... and if there is not enough for you, please come to read the posts on Dreamstate. ;-)

  2. NOT 1 again!!!!!

    Stay at home every night and make love or tfk instead of cruising around town.

    And read 5xmom at http://chanlilian.net!

  3. mahai! ad whore! next time i dun cum somemore!

  4. tiu lor like this. everyone drive like tortise because of the tips above. this 2 days (after the fuel hike) i've been jamming on my way to office.

    must be those unker that travels 60kmh on the fast lane.


  5. Anonymous12:43 pm

    According to US research, 60mps (80kmh-90kmh) is the most fuel efficient speed. That mean if you drive slower than 60kmh, you are a f*cking road hogger and wasting fuel as well. This including small car Kancil.

  6. Anonymous12:53 pm

    How to drive 60 mph or 90 kmph with our world class streets that are full of traffic lights if not roundabouts and potholes? Tiu!

  7. ahpek : what ad whore ?? *blurr*

  8. Anonymous1:54 pm

    he say wrong oledi.. tail gating (tiong che) is more aerodynamically efficient, hence reducing the drag/friction of air acting on the surface of the car. Hence making the car more fuel efficient. Everyone should tiong the car in front kau kau.. dun leave even 1 cm. :P

  9. 'Cos this ping twice on PPS!

  10. Cilaka, not twice but three times. I am going to repot to Aiz and ban you liao. Muahahahar!

  11. Anonymous2:05 pm

    Anonymous about Car tailgating :
    It won't work.

    I've even better idea, use the hook that connect the train cabin. When tailgating, lock the hook to the car in front, then you can let go your accelerator and switch off the engine. Don't forget to switch to free gear. ;)

  12. best way to save fuel...
    stay at home and work with your finger la...

    work online, buy everything online, meet your friend online .....


  13. KNN! You ppl drive like that i got no business liao! MUST Tailgate! Must speed above 150km! Rule of physics, when a body is in motion, it tends to stay in motion. So when there is momentum,there's less drag...so less fuel consumed.

    This message is brought to you by Nirvana Memorial park and Ah Seng tarik kreta services.

  14. so many rules...i rather take motorcycle..hehe


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