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Better Mileage Tips


Khalid Group of Petroleum does not only care about your fuel needs but also take care of you and your automobiles, that's why we feel it our responsibility to impart you with useful information for better mileage. There are some useful better mileage tips for you.

Lighten Your Load:

Get the lightest car that will serve your needs. Weight is one of the biggest causes for loss of kinetic energy in cars. Extra 100 pounds increases fuel consumption by 1-2%.

Slow Down:

The faster you move, the harder your engine has to work to push through the wind. Speeding can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 33%. (Factors other than air resistance decrease fuel economy below about 60 MPH.

Avoid Braking Wherever Possible:

Braking wastes energy from fuel that you have already burned, and accelerating after braking consumes more fuel than driving at a constant speed.

Low Rolling-Resistance Tyres:

You might never have considered this, but manufacturers do make tyres designed for low rolling resistance. This means that there's less effort required to roll the tyre along the road surface. Less effort means less load on your engine. Less load means better miles per gallon.

Tune Up Your Engine:

A Properly tuned engine maximizes power and can greatly enhance fuel efficiency.

Check The Condition of Your Engine Air Filter:

A dirty filter will reduce fuel economy, or make the engine stall when idling. Just like mowing dusty grass, driving dusty dirt roads will clog the air filter avoid dust clouds.

Replace Your Fuel Filter:

This will go a long way to enhancing fuel efficiency.

Avoid Excessive Idling:

Idling a vehicle wastes a significant amount of fuel. The best way to warm up a vehicle is to drive it slowly until it reaches proper operating temperature.

Avoid Air Conditioner:

Try to avoid using the air conditioner in stop and go city driving as it causes the engine to work hard and consume more fuel.

Learn To Watch And Predict Traffic Signals:

Stop-and-go driving is wasteful. Accelerating fast at stop signs and red lights is not needed, the most you will profit from a faster take off from a dead stop is a few seconds, and you are using three times the fuel needed every single time you do this, accelerate slow and gradually get to the speed desired.