South African motor vehicle owners and consumers have been struggling with constant fuel increments. Both short and long distance drivers have experienced a knock on their disposable income. This has resulted in reduction of expenditure on other essential needs like home groceries. In the midst of this ongoing budget constraint, motorists can try to reduce their fuel expenses by implementing simple measures. This is how you can achieve this.
1. Timing is everything when it comes to purchasing fuel for your vehicle. You will do well to fill up your tank when it is cold outside, either early morning or late at night. Fuel becomes denser in cooler temperatures. You will get better overall fuel mileage for your money since fuel pumps only measure the volume of fuel, not the density.
2. You must make sure your tyres are in good condition. The general condition of your vehicle tyres can lead to an increase in fuel consumption. When tyres are worn out, their grip or traction is lost so the tyre spins faster so as to move. This takes a toll on your fuel consumption.
3. Make sure that your battery and cables are checked regularly as matter of routine. This is because corroded battery cables causes the alternator to work harder, using more gas.
4. Mechanical research shows that driving techniques can influence fuel efficiency by about 30%. By driving smoothly, avoiding rapid accelerations and avoiding heavy braking, you can reduce fuel consumption as well as wear and tear.