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Eco-driving, a whole new approach

 - 03/09/2020

Managing the engine as well as possible while driving is essential to using less fuel. Here are some techniques to adopt.

  • Switch to high gears as quickly as possible to reduce revs to corresponding speeds
  • Think ahead for traffic lights
  • Ease on the accelerator as soon as possible before stopping and go down through the gears
  • Drive smoothly and gently by accelerating gradually and avoiding harsh last-minute braking
  • Activate the “Start and Stop” system if your vehicle is equipped with one
  • Otherwise, turning off your engine for short stops can save you fuel but be aware, this can prematurely wear starter motors that are not designed for frequent use. Likelwise, avoid shutting down your engine if you have a turbo engine and have been driving at a relatively high speed just before stopping.

 

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