Below I give driving tips for environmentally responsible and economical. Not everyone takes full advantage of the opportunities to reduce maintenance and fuel costs. There are some simple actions that make it possible to reduce these costs. Here are some tips given.
A large part of the energy for the drive of a car goes on with the rolling resistance. If a tire pressure, for example, 25% is too low, which increases the rolling resistance by 10%, so that the fuel consumption increases by 2%. Tapes with low voltage to increase the fuel consumption and shorten the life of a tire. Extra costs so. It is important therefore that you definitely once in the month checked the tire pressure. It is important that this happens when the tires are cold.
It is important that you look forward and anticipeerd. At a constant speed no engine power is in fact quite high. This is often the case when you have to brake abruptly or accelerate. By then advance to estimate what will happen to the other traffic, which could have influence on the uniformity of the speed of your car. This saves on maintenance costs.
The fuel consumption of an engine may be dependent on the type of engine to 0.5 liters per hour, when it is idling. So if you consistently your engine off can lead quickly to savings. Do so for the stand for a bridge or in a stationary queue. Here's the rule of thumb that dwell on more than 1 minute turning off your engine is already meaningful. Of course you have to keep a close eye on whether the road deposition allows the engine.
Often the petrol and diesel cars with an injection engine, built from about 1990, equipped with an electronic function that cuts off the fuel supply to the engine when there is engine braking. This is possible because the motor is then driven through the wheels, and thus itself does not have to keep it going, at which the stationary or rotate is the case. You can play so take advantage by letting loose timely gas. For example when you approach a traffic light or stop for a pedestrian crossing. Another added benefit is that it reduces brake wear, so the service life will be extended and thus reducing maintenance costs.
The power which supplies a motor vehicle is lost to internal friction losses. These losses are equal with the engine speed. So if you are driving at low engine speeds these losses remain limited to the minimum. This is favorable for fuel consumption. It is the most efficient way when accelerating between 2000 and 25000 rpm to switch to higher gears over and to provide therein a relatively large amount of gas.
If you drive an automatic transmission, it is recommended that you avoid the 'sport mode' and use the 'kick down'. If you achieve the desired speed the accelerator just a little release selects the gearbox before the gear. This type of switch is incidentally not bad for the engine.