In the current trend in India, gold rate as well as fuel rate increases randomly! The thing is we cannot control gold rate, but we can maintain our car’s mileage by maintaining it in good shape; regular service of your vehicle can increase its mileage and durability.
Yes, idling is bad:
Idling is a common mistake which we all do while driving. If you’re a passionate and experienced driver, you are keen on driving. But for beginners, it’s very common for them to leave their vehicle idling. There are many ways to avoid idling: you can warm up your engine by driving it at a moderate speed instead of idling it. You can also turn off your ignition when you’re waiting more than 15 seconds. Warm up the cabin interior by driving, not by idling. Lesser idling also protects your car engine.
Don’t stress your engine:
We should switch gears according to speed, because if you’re driving at 40kph on the fourth gear, you will notice a slight wobbling inside the car. This is due to wrong shifting of the gear; on the fourth gear, you should at least drive above 80kph. So if you’re driving with proper gear shifting according to your speed, you will improve your fuel efficiency and lessen your engine trouble as well. If you’re using an automatic, make sure overdrive is on.
Some of us usually pedal it freely as soon as they start their vehicle, and the same is followed at traffic lights; as we’ve seen and done numerous times, as soon as the traffic light turns yellow, we put the pedal to the metal immediately like a racer and if you have to stop abruptly, high fuel consumption and energy is wasted to stop your car. So we should be aware to pedal softly depending on the situation and more importantly, for safety!
Inflate the tyres:
For better mileage, one of the easiest things to do is to inflate your tyres at the correct pressure. As long as the wheels turn well and the tyres maintain good contact and friction with the ground, tyre pressure is often overlooked. Tyres with correct pressure levels helps you get good rolling resistance and better mileage.