Tips for eco-driving

NzOne 04-01-2018 Auto
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.

Driving Tip 1: Tyre pressure

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.

Driving Tip 2: Looking ahead

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.

Driving Tip 3: Stop the engine

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.

Driving Tip 4: Deploy

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.

Driving Tip 5: Switch

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.
Comments (3)

Switching between 2 000 and 25 000! touring? The latter type 0 is hopefully a mistake?


As for the switch: is it best to drive in high gear. For example, I can be with my Smart automatic 55kph driving in sixth gear, while the car itself rather choose the automatic mode for the 4th or sometimes 5e.Als I speed is lowered to 50, turn the car in position again but I am told that is not bad for the motor.Ook raising seems to be efficient in a higher gear, even though it is slower. Is it effective when I accelerate to 120kph in inserting Can anyone give answer to these questions?


My tips are the following: Provide not only for the correct tire pressure, inflate the tires 0.5 a 0.6 bar more than is recommended. Not only do you drive even more efficient, significantly improves roadholding. Not for nothing riding on many wegcoureurs considerably harder inflated tires, the factory default. In particular, the lateral "wegdribbelen" in bends greatly reduced. On roads with speed bumps is often constant stop-go driving. This costs a lot of extra fuel. Try to find the speed at which you can comfortably drive over thresholds and keep it always at speed. Often that rate is considerably higher than many people think and it saves fuel.