Here's how to make your car waste less fuel

With simple attitudes, you can reduce fuel consumption and break some of your budget

  To make the car waste less fuel, care starts with proper maintenance and adopts a more sensible driving style, getting rid of bad habits behind the wheel. The results, such as decreased visits to the post, will soon appear.


Only use quality fuel: Pay attention to the quality of the fuel you use: if it's good, engine performance will be higher. No need to use premium gasoline: just don't get baptized.


Always calibrate tires: Tire calibration reflects consumption. If they are wilted, the rolling resistance is higher and if they are too full they may suffer premature wear.

Perform preventative maintenance: Keep engine well tuned by using the best fuel system cleaners and replace filters, spark plugs and lubricants on time. The filters interfere with the quality of the mixture brought into the combustion chamber, where the candles will generate the spark for the burning to occur. A clogged air filter can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%.

Aligned Steering: Steering alignment should be done every 10,000 km or if the car falls into potholes or travels on very uneven roads. Misaligned wheels drag rather than spin, which increases friction and consumption.

Eliminate “deadweight”: Do not use the trunk of your car as an extension of your home closet, carrying items around unnecessarily. This makes the car heavier and demands greater engine effort to move it.


Use the car rationally: If the displacement is short, go on foot. Using public transportation when possible and arranging alternate rides with those who make commuting compatible with yours are other good options.

Don't wait for the engine to “warm up”: In electronically injected cars, you don't have to wait for the engine to “warm up” before you leave. In seconds the car will be ready to run.

Avoid accelerating too much: Accelerate gradually and, once you have reached the desired speed, press the pedal just enough to maintain movement. If the traffic light turns red ahead, try to slow down until the signal opens again.

Rotate Low: Instead of “cranking” the gears and raising the engine too much, it is best to maintain a low rev range that favors economy.

Close the windows: The easier the air passes around the body, the lower the consumption. On the road, for example, open glass allows wind to enter and makes the car spend more. Whenever possible, close the windows.

Use less air conditioning: The air compressor steals up to 7 horsepower of engine power and increases consumption. Give up the system on mild days and turn it off just before you reach your destination.

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