Kylemore Cars top 5 tips for saving fuel
Are you stressing over the cost of diesel
and petrol at the pumps? Are you looking for ways to save fuel on the daily
commute? We here at Kylemore cars
feel your pain and we don’t want you to be worrying more about the cost of
running your new car after your purchase with us.
Here are our top 5 tips for saving fuel in your new used car:
Turn off the unnecessaries
Aircon, your radio, heated seats and anything
that takes up unnecessary energy will make the engine work harder. By turning
these off or even using them less will save fuel on your engine.
Keep it light
Having unnecessary bulk in your boot, in
the back seat or even on your car can make your engine work harder. By
preparing your car for a journey you can save fuel.
Eamon Ryan does have some good advice!
Avoid harsh and unnecessary braking and in turn avoid harsh and unnecessary
acceleration. By accelerating harshly, this brings more fuel into your engine
and burns it quicker. If you avoid this, then you are avoiding unnecessary
breaking. This will save a lot of fuel in the short term.
Find the best fuel prices
This seems like a no brainer, but if you
keep a note of all the service stations you pass daily, this is a good place to
start. If this gets too complicated, then try looking up some of the fuel apps
that will tell you where the cheapest litre of fuel is. Pumps.ie is a good one. Waze app is also a good one to plan
your journey. 5.
Check out our Hybrid
cars for fuel efficiency
Hybrid and Electric cars are the future to
a more sustainable way of living in Ireland. The electric engine takes over
when the petrol/ diesel engine runs unnecessarily. It avoids harsh acceleration
by using the electric motor to initially accelerate, easing in the engine to
take over. Therefore, using less fuel. Some Hybrid cars also have a
regenerative braking system which charges the battery upon slowing down or
breaking- saving you even more fuel.
For more great tips on how to get the most
our of your new used car follow us on social media @kylemorecars.