Car driving tips
The top 10 safe driving tips can help you improve your driving.
- Keeping the right tire pressure high can save you (depending on your mileage) £100 per year in lower tire wear and wasted fuel consumption.
More about Tyres here. Additionally: Does your car pull to one side? Does your car handling feel like it is all over the road? Uneven tyre wear? If for any of those questions your answer is “YES”, then you should consider checking alignment on your car.
- Use the airconditioning to warm the car up in winter as this is faster than waiting for the heat from the engine to kick in. Using the aircon in winter will also help to keep the compressor in good condition and prevent it from seizing up.
- If your car is stuck in mud remember to keep the speed low. The more your wheels spin the deeper you will get stuck (similar rule applies when driving in snow).
- If your brakes fail, use a lower gear and engine braking to slow up the car. Drive carefully, with extreme attention and take your car to the nearest car garage immediately.
- Remove unnecessary clutter and roof racks. This will reduce your car’s weight and air resistance.
- Well-maintained cars in good condition tend to run more efficiently. Check how often your car should be serviced by looking in the owner’s manual or simply contact us for advice.
- Driving at 50 miles per hour (mph) instead of 70 mph can improve fuel economy by 25 per cent. Driving at slower speeds also gives you time to anticipate traffic ahead, helping you drive more smoothly.
Changing up gears a little earlier can reduce revs per minute (rpm) and reduce your fuel usage. If you drive a diesel car, try shifting up when the rev counter reaches 2,000 rpm. For a petrol car, change up at 2,500 rpm.
Remember to change down a gear at the right time too – if your car is struggling, it will also use more fuel.
- Avoid leaving your engine running to warm up – idle engines use 0.5 litres per hour, the equivalent of 3.5 miles worth of fuel (average).
- Plan your journeys – combine errands into one sensible trip to avoid unnecessary mileage and save CO2 emissions.
If you notice any strange smells when you put your air-con on then this could be signs of bacteria build up on your system. These bacteria can cause unpleasant smells as well as some allergic reactions. By disinfecting your air conditioning system, we can kill any microorganisms and apply a protective layer to your air-con components.
Check how ABC Car Service can help you in case if you have problems with your Car Air Conditioning system here.
|| Wheel Alignment
|| DPF removal
|| Chip tuning / remaping
|| Paint and Body Work
|| Air Condition
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