Fuel-saving tips

How much fuel your vehicle burns is up to you. If you follow a few basic rules, your vehicle's thirst for fuel can be kept relatively low.

How much fuel your vehicle burns is up to you. If you follow a few basic rules, your vehicle's thirst for fuel can be kept relatively low.

Try it out, you will be surprised.

The 10 most important fuel-saving tips:

  1. Do not let your engine warm up - drive immediately after starting and shift to second gear after the first car length.
  2. Always drive in the highest possible gear. Normally you can travel 30 km/h in third, 40 km/h in fourth and 50 km/h in fifth gear. Low-speed driving does not damage the engine in any way.
  3. Do not shift up while accelerating. Shift early and apply more gas for this purpose.
  4. Do not race on the motorway - at speeds over 100 km/h fuel consumption increases disproportionately high. An even speed of travel between 100 and 130 km/h also prevents frequent braking and acceleration and therefore saves in two ways.
  5. Release the gas when travelling downhill. If you are travelling too slow as a result of the engine's braking effect, shift to the next gear and utilise the momentum as long as possible.
  6. Switch off the engine both at railway crossings and for longer wait times at traffic lights. In doing so, you begin saving fuel after just 30 seconds. (Attention: Never switch off the engine while moving!)
  7. Forego as many extras as possible, such as air conditioning, and use the available extras sparingly.
  8. Open up the boot and remove any excess weight.
  9. Regularly check your tyre pressure. Use the recommended pressure for full load.
  10. Use fuel-efficient synthetic engine oil for your next oil change and low-rolling-resistance tyres for the next tyre replacement.

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