Fuel Efficiency and How to Boost It
A car that’s inefficient with its fuel will cost you a lot more money in the long-term than an efficient car. So, if you think that your car is letting you down, you can either replace it or make some key changes. Here’s how you can boost your car’s fuel efficiency without having to get rid of the car.
Use Regular Fuel
Are you one of those drivers who always has to buy the most expensive fuel possible? Just because you buy expensive premium fuels, that doesn’t mean you will get a better performance. In fact, you should try to stick to the fuel type that is outlined in your driver’s manual. If it says that you should use regular fuel, then use it. By filling your car with a different type of fuel, you might find that it actually damages the fuel efficiency of your car. You will also be wasting money paying for a premium brand of fuel, so it’s not a good thing to do.
The tyres on your car will also have a big impact on its fuel efficiency. If they are of a poor quality and the tread is starting to wear thin, then you will not do as many miles per gallon. And the same applies to the air pressure of the tyres, but this can be fixed by pumping them up once a month. Vauxhall tyres are known for being pretty durable, but you still need to keep them in optimal condition. So, carry out regular checks on your tyres and recognise when it’s time to replace them with a new set.
Lower the Weight
Lowering the weight of the car is one of the simplest and most straightforward things you can do to improve fuel efficiency. It doesn’t take much effort to remove some things from your car. And as soon as you do, you will notice the car becoming more fuel efficient. It takes more fuel to move a car that weighs more, so it’s simple physics that by making your car lighter, you will use less fuel. First of all, you should remove the roof box if you have one. Many people install these and then don’t take them off when they’re no longer needed. You can then remove everything that is weighing down the car from the inside.
Change Air Filters
Because we never really see the air filters in our car or what condition they’re in, it’s very easy to ignore them. This is always a big mistake though. Just because they’re out of sight, that doesn’t mean they should be out of mind. Your car’s air filters need to be changed pretty regularly. This is what protects your engine from dust, grime and other damaging particles that might cause it big problems. If the air filters aren’t functioning as they should be, then you have a pretty big problem on your hands. Your engine won’t be able to get the air it needs when the air filter is clogged up with dirt either. So, make sure you replace them once a year.