with your car.
You benefit directly from:
- Paying less for fuel;
- Increased safety on the road;
- Avoiding fines;
- Gaining comfort and positive attitude which you then keep for
the rest of the day.
Indirect benefits for you and the society:
- Using less fuel translates into lowering the demand, which in
turn lowers the fuel price;
- Using less fuel helps protecting the environnment by minimising
exhaust fume emission;
- You serve as an example for other drivers and your children,
who in the future will be drivers themselves.
Main rules to follow IN A CAR
- Always plan your journey at least one day in advance. You can, for
example, check the route on-line to find out how long it will take.
- When you know how much time it will take, always add a few more
minutes depending on the route's length, e.g. 30 minutes. It will
allow you to avoid stress, increase your safety and lower the fuel
- Choose tyres recommended by the car's manufacturer, especially the
ECO-friendly ones as they allow you to save fuel .
- Check the air pressure in the tyres.
- Remove all unnecessary items from your car's boot.
- Remove the top carrier if it is not used.
- Use a GPS device as your habitual routes can result in higher cost
than a route calculated by the device.
- If it is possible, try not to accelerate or brake rapidly and
don't exceed the speed limit.
- Maintain constant speed.
- When on a motorway, use the inside lane so that you are not forced
to drive faster
- Try to decelerate using the engine.
- If you know you will be stoopingfor longer e.g. At a train
crossing, turn off your engine.
- Set the indicator to display mileage.
- Try not to overtake cars if you don't need to.
- Don't overuse the air-conditioning
- When purchasing a car, check its average mileage. Hybrid and
diesel engines are the most economical.