The easy way to reduce fuel consumption by 25 per cent
With fuel prices at a high, driving as efficiently as possible has never been more important. Evan Morris from RED Driver Training’s FuelSave course spent some time with and tutored Kyle Fortune from The Telegraph which you can read about here.
After applying Evan’s tuition to drive more economically, Kyle saw a 25 per cent improvement in fuel consumption. That means a typical £100 fill at the pumps is worth £125, stretching more miles per expensive gallon.
“It just goes to show that with a bit of expert tuition and the willingness to make some changes to your driving you can make a huge difference – and most likely become a smoother and therefore safer driver, too.” said Kyle Fortune.
Here are a few of our tips to get the most out of your fuel.
- Check your tyre pressure because “rolling resistance” from friction between the road and rubber can account for as much as a 2fth of an entire tank of fuel. If your tyres are underinflated by 3psi it can impact your fuel consumption by about 10 per cent.
- Carrying more in your car will increase the weight and this can lead to making your engine have to work harder. By reducing the weight, your engine will have an easier time working and can help you save some fuel.
- Take advantage of gradients such as hills and slopes. They’re ‘free energy’ as described by Evan and don’t require you to press the accelerator.
- Keep moving. As mentioned by Evan “If you’ve tried pushing a car you’ll know that getting it started is the toughest part, once it’s rolling then it’s far easier.”
Find out more about our Fuel Saver Driving Course and our other advanced driving courses that we offer here at RED.