Save fuel to keep the engine running
Given the recent fuel price hike, daily commuters are in peril to save their daily budget as much as they can. Fuel-efficient driving can save you thousands of takas in fuel each year, improve road safety and prevent wear on your vehicle.
Adopt these 5 fuel-efficient driving techniques to lower your vehicle's fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 25 percent.
Keep tires pumped up
Underinflated tires have a higher rolling resistance on the road. With every kilometre travelled, your tires generate more friction and rolling resistance, and hence, will increase fuel consumption. If all your tires are underinflated by 10 psi, this could reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent.
Lose the weight in your trunk
Every extra 50kg your car puts on increases fuel consumption by 2 percent.
Drive with AC
Contrary to popular belief, it's simply more fuel efficient to drive with the air-conditioning on. Driving with the windows down at speeds faster than 80km/h causes a lot of wind resistance, and costs you a lot more fuel.
Avoid braking aggressively
Slamming on the brakes increases fuel consumption as you need to accelerate again later. This is especially true if you follow too closely behind the vehicle in front of you.
Don't stay idle for long
If you are waiting for something or are stuck in traffic, turn off your engine. You may not be moving but as long as your engine is on, it's burning precious fuel.