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Making petrol go further

Tips on how to make the fuel tank stretch further while the petrol price is at an all-time high.

Chances are more than one of your customers has commented on the eye-watering cost of fuel – and with the war in the Ukraine continuing, the price is only going to get higher. Here are some simple techniques that may help them reduce their fuel consumption:

  • Be aware of factors that may add to your fuel consumption, from adding accessories to your 4×4 to driving with short bursts of acceleration.
  • Where possible, maintain a steady speed. This makes it possible for the engine management system to adjust to the most economical settings for optimal fuel consumption.
  • Don’t accelerate aggressively while the car’s engine is cold, as this consumes a lot of fuel.
  • Consider turning off the engine if you are stuck in heavy traffic, and restarting once the cars start moving again – but be aware that continuous switch offs will drain your battery.
  • Take care of basic maintenance and keep an eye on tyre pressure and alignment.
  • Ensuring that your car is in good running order will go a long way to preventing excessive fuel consumption.