Setting it in your car adds hundreds to fuel bills – here’s a way to save
DRIVERS have been warned that an adjustment in their car will add hundreds to their fuel bills.
With the cost of living crisis in full swing, motorists are looking for ways to cut their fuel bills.
Auto experts have warned drivers that heated seats can greatly increase fuel economy.
John Wilmot – the CEO of car leasing comparison website LeaseLoco – told The Daily express: “If you have a car with heated seats and a heated steering wheel, it’s understandable that you’ll want to turn them on the first time you get in.
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“But turn them off once you’ve warmed up, as cranking will increase your fuel economy.”
Auto experts have also explained the importance of checking tire pressure regularly.
If under-inflated, they can cause the engine to work harder, resulting in lower fuel efficiency.
Driving smoothly and maintaining momentum improves your overall fuel economy.
The best tip is to look further ahead so you can better anticipate traffic and reduce unnecessary acceleration and braking.
It’s good to know that if you’re driving a manual transmission car, you should upshift as soon as possible.
Otherwise your engine will work too hard.
However, cars with automatic transmissions are equipped with an “Eco” driving mode that changes when the transmission shifts to minimize fuel consumption.
And trusting the navigator on the dashboard could also be the perfect recipe for saving fuel.
Newer devices and apps can help you avoid fuel-guzzling traffic jams.
You can also calculate “Eco” routes, designed to be the most economical way to get to your destination.
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