How to save fuel

How to save fuel. How to reduce fuel consumption.

Reduce fuel consumption

  • Take the bus / train
  • Ride bicycle
  • Walk
  • Live close to work
  • Work from home
  • Buy a car with low fuel consumption
  • Buy hybrid car
  • Avoid high acceleration / deceleration driving.
  • When driving look ahead to avoid unnecessary accelerations and decelerations.
  • Avoid driving with high motor RPM.
  • Drive with highest gear possible.
  • Reduce baggage weight
  • Close the car's windows
  • Avoid driving during rush hour.
  • Avoid unnecessary car driving.
  • Avoid car engine idling
  • Keep tires with optimal air pressure.
  • Maintain your car on time.
  • Plan your driving route to minimize the distance.
  • Wear thick clothes to keep warm
  • Wear light clothes to keep cool
  • Prefer gas heating to wood burning stove
  • Prefer A/C heating to electric/gas/wood heating

Why is fuel so expensive?

The price of petrol in the UK is among the most expensive in the world. 
Crude oil is bought by retailers on the global market, where prices can fluctuate with supply and demand. Exchange rates will have an affect on prices too.
According to PetrolPrices.com, the cost of crude oil accounts for about 20p out of a £1 litre of fuel.
So what makes up the rest? The answer (mostly) is tax.
UK fuel duty, at 57.95p per litre, is one of the highest in the world. On top of this is VAT, which currently sits at 20%.
This means there's a total tax cost of about 75p on every £1 litre of fuel. 
The final segment - the remaining 5p - goes to the retailer. That 5p covers their operating costs and profit.

What is fuel consumption?

Before we get going with helping you reduce your fuel consumption, it’s worth understanding what it is. The dictionary defines fuel consumption as:
“The amount of fuel a particular vehicle burns to travel a certain distance and a certain speed.”
In the UK fuel consumption is measured in miles per gallon (mpg). Now you know what it is, it’s time to understand how you calculate it.

Which driving technique helps save fuel?

Generally, driving more conservatively will save fuel. Aggressive driving will usually burn fuel at a faster rate, especially if you’re constantly accelerating and slowing down. Usually, fuel burns much faster over 55mph, but the type of road can affect this.

Does cruise control use more fuel?

Cruise control can cause you to both use more fuel and less fuel. It all depends on how you’re using it.
Driving at a constant speed, which cruise control does, can save fuel. The key is that this only really works on flat surfaces, so it will only really save you money on a motorway.
Cruise control doesn’t react very quickly to changes in the gradient of the road and can burn additional fuel.

Does air conditioning use fuel?

Air conditioning and heating both use a substantial amount of fuel. You should avoid using either of them if you’re trying to not waste any fuel.


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