8 Ways to Improve MPG for Diesel and Petrol Vehicles Today
With diesel and petrol prices higher than ever, people want to know quick and effective ways to “reduce fuel consumption”
Below you will find a few suggestions that will help to improve and, in some cases, restore fuel economy, saving you up to 20% on your current fuel costs follow this link to calculate what that means in £s every month and year www.fueloptimiser.co.uk
Buying a car with a smaller engine might seem like a good idea but the reality is less appealing than you might think when you consider total cost of ownership, for example.
Smaller cars are attracting a premium cost because people are thinking that could be a good solution.
If you are swapping your vehicle to save fuel, others are less likely to pay you what it might be worth, so you could end up losing money on that as well as paying a higher price for a smaller engine vehicle.
Smaller engines do not always deliver on the promise of better MPG as they have to work harder, so the power to weight ratio and journey type might have an unexpected impact on fuel efficiency.
Before you drive into buying a new car or van, try these basic tips and tricks to improve your fuel consumption today, and start saving immediately.
People often don’t realise how much effect tyres can have on MPG, but you would be surprised so don’t neglect them because they could be costing you pennies every mile you drive.
Check tyre pressures are correct (tyre pressures for your car can be found in the owner’s manual and in some cases door jam or fuel flap.
Correct tyre pressures will save fuel and extend tyre life, make sure that tyres are in good condition because as well as fuel economy, they could save your life.
When your tyres are due for replacement, it is worth investing in tyres with low rolling resistance.
Open windows at low speeds and turn your aircon off but if you're driving at higher speeds, close the windows and put the air con on which will help to reduce drag and improve MPG.
Every extra bit of weight you carry affects the power to weight ratio, more weight means more power is required to move it.
That includes any extra items carried in your vehicle and things like roof racks, removing excess weight and items like external carriers from your car or van, can significantly improve your MPG.
Going back to the previous point about weight and power to weight ratio, a full fuel tank obviously weighs much more than a half-full tank.
Of course, only filling up halfway is not always practical, but if it is for you it will reduce the amount of fuel burning weight in your vehicle.
BUT word of warning, driving with too little fuel can damage various parts of your vehicle, for example in “petrol cars” the catalytic converter, so we would advise adding fuel before the warning light comes on.
Be more aware of your driving style.
Try to accelerate gently rather than race away from junctions
Try to stick to steady speeds on main roads and where possible use cruise control
Setting your cruising speed to 65 will save fuel but also keep you ahead of HGV’s enough that you don’t slow them down.
Think ahead if you see a set of lights that you think you might have to stop for allow your vehicle to slow naturally to avoid heavy braking by rushing up to the lights
Don’t try and change up into higher gears until the vehicle is ready, changing too soon in the rev range will cause drivetrain rumble and is counterproductive.
Regular servicing of your vehicle including filters and quality oil will pay dividends in terms of efficiency and better MPG
You might be tempted to use cheap parts and or avoid service intervals altogether, but it’s a false economy and you will pay the price in reduced MPG
Replacing a dirty air filter, spark plugs or engine oil will all help to improve your MPG.
Having your vehicle serviced and documented on a regular basis will also help to retain the value of your vehicle when you come to sell.
HHO Carbon clean
The inside of your engine will have some carbon build up but how much will depend on a variety of factors including the age of the engine, type of fuel, how it's driven etc
Carbon build-up will affect the efficiency of the engine and potentially can lead to loss of performance and poor MPG
Having a professionally administered HHO Carbon clean once a year will help to keep your vehicle's engine in good condition and aid overall performance and efficiency.
Visit this link for more information, including a basic video showing the beneficial effect of hydrogen cleaning inside your engine www.mpghho.co.uk
ECU remapping takes many different forms and levels of effectiveness/engine safety depending on the remapping provider you select
Will add more power improving performance when required and better MPG typically 10-20% subject to driving style and other factors
Find out what we can do for your vehicle with our professional remaps here www.qmpg.co.uk