Tips to improve fuel economy, change the engine oil, oil filter, air filter.
You rarely think of it but the air filter keeps the dust, mud and other harmful things from going into the combustion chamber of the engine. If it performs its purpose well, it will clogg- think of it as a vacuum cleaner. When it cloggs , the engine works harder to suck in the air it needs. To compensate this, the injection system adds more fuel to keep the engine within optimal working parameters. Changing the air filter is a quick operation and it should not cost more than …., except when the air filter comes from a premium brand. Such a small amount of money for a 13 percent decrease in fuel consumption.
Even if you will not feel a significant improvement, at least you will make sure that the engine works perfectly. Make sure that the oil coresponds to the type indicated by the car maker. At Euro Auto Service you can check what kind of oil fits your car model.
Tips to improve fuel economy, the roof box, is a wonderful thing to have when going on a ski or bicycle trip. In a city though, it only adds to the drag coefficient of the car. More drag means extra load on the engine and it translates in an increased fuel consumption. So take it off when you don’t use it.
Tips to improve fuel economy, take care of the tires. Check the tire pressure regularly- if you can, do it every Sunday or whenever you wash your car. Every specialised internet site or magazine will tell you this because it really works. If the tire pressure is low it increases the rolling resistance of the rubber and you pay more for the gas. Check the pressure of the tires to be the same as the one recommended by the maker.
Use low roll resistance tires if you can. Maybe you have not heard of it but many tire makers have such models (BMW, Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop). Using this type of tires means less resistance when the tire rolls on the contact surface of the road. This thing takes some load off the engine and it translates in a better fuel mileage. A 0.5 l/ 100 km drop has been noted when used with alloy rims, just by modifying the tire profile.