Every driver wants to reduce the fuel consumption of his car. However, many in an attempt to reduce it make mistakes that only increase the consumption rates. Today we will try to sort out these mistakes together so that you, our readers, do not commit them.
1. Driving in neutral
Many drivers mistakenly believe that by coasting a car, they reduce fuel consumption. In fact, this is a delusion that came to us as a legacy from old carburetor machines. It was really cheaper on them to roll in neutral. However, from the beginning of the 70s, carburetors began to be equipped with a special device - a forced idle economizer. It turns off the fuel supply when the gas pedal is released and the rpm is above one and a half thousand - in the mode of driving from a hill with the gear engaged. On machines with an injector, the computer performs the same function. As a result, it turns out that when driving from a hillock with a gear engaged, fuel consumption is practically zero. And to maintain idle (when coasting), the car consumes about 1.5 l / 100 km.
2. Fuel additives
Advertising has assured us for years that if you pour a magic additive into the tank, you can get just crazy savings on fuel. In fact, these additives were originally formulated to remove carbon deposits from engine parts. In addition to the washing effect, you should not expect anything else from them.
3. Octane number
Another misconception: "The higher the octane number of gasoline, the better and more economical the engine works." Each engine is designed to run on gasoline with a specific octane rating. If its values are lower or higher, it will equally badly affect the motor robot.
4. Riding style
Many drivers drive very slowly in an effort to conserve fuel. So, when driving around the city, they occupy the far right lane and go in second or third gear. However, this is not the most economical mode. It will be much more efficient to ride, oddly enough, with intensive acceleration in 2/3 of the pedal, switching to an increased one as early as possible. Having accelerated to the speed of the stream (the most correct and safest speed in the city), you need to include the highest possible gear. This will be the most effective regimen.
Many drivers forget how much tire pressure affects fuel consumption. Tires with too low pressure create increased rolling resistance, thereby increasing fuel consumption quite seriously.
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