Driving Lesson Leeds Tips: How to Save Fuel at Wheel

There’s a lot of ways to save fuel whilst driving a vehicle on the road, however some of them are still not known to many drivers especially the novice or the young drivers in driving schools. So, it’s important that you will know about them so that you won’t only save money but also make your driving lesson Leeds environmentally friendly and help save our mother Earth.

(1.)  One of the most effective ways of saving fuel while travelling is accelerating your car smoothly which means you have to maintain almost the same speed specially when you’re on a long trip.

Traveling the perfect way on the road, you have to have a constant speed which is around 50 miles per hour (mph), and it should be in the highest gear as possible such as six or five. So, if you’re a patient motorist to just be contented with the 50 mph speed, then you will have lower fuel bills after your travel. It’s as simple as that.

However, you’ll also have to change speed sometimes if there’s a need to do it. For Example, when you overtake another vehicle which is running at the same speed of 50 mph as its driver may have been able to read and follow what’s written in this article, you really have to accelerate more than 50 mph to be able to overtake.

We have to accept the fact that there are situations where avoiding to overtake is unrealistic. But there are instances of overtaking which only has a little or no point at all which you should avoid, such as accelerating past a vehicle to simply be at the front of it without any significance at the next set of traffic lights.

When you follow these simple tips and advice, any instant reward will definitely appear on your fuel bills the next time you fill up the fuel tank of your car.

(2.)  Don’t push the gas pedal down too far. This one will always surprise people. It has nothing to do with what gear you are in. You may be in a high gear and travelling at a sensible speed, but if you’re pushing the gas pedal down too far to avoid changing into a lower gear, for instance into third from fourth, then you’re using more fuel.

Obviously, if your vehicle has an automatic gearbox you’ll know if it does change from higher to lower gear, then it would probably do a better job than you in term of choosing which gear to be in. So you’ll have no problem with automatic car.

(3.)  Turn off the air-conditioning. On the whole year round, it’s actually tempting to leave the air-con as it stops your windows misting up during the winter and you won’t ever need thinking about the temperature inside your vehicle, however it uses a bit more of fuel. So you’re advised to turn your air-con off when it’s not hot.

(4.)  Regularly check your tyre pressures. Be aware that the lower the tyre pressures, the more fuel the vehicle needs to move it down the road. It’s recommended that you have to take five minutes every two weeks to check your tyres.

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