Correct fuel management will surely help you save more money. Follow these simple but effective tips to enjoy a cost effective company leased car experience:
1. Cut down on the use of Air Conditioning
Did you know that using the air conditioning can increase fuel consumption? Studies show that by reducing the use of air conditioning you can save up to 10% on your fuel costs. It’s also more efficient to open a window if you are driving at speeds between 35-40 mph.
Note: Air conditioning should be run at least once a week to maintain its good condition.
2. Check your Tyres Regularly
If your tyres are not of the right pressure, your fuel consumption will increase. Always remember to check your tyres before going on long drives.
3. Remove Roof Racks when not in use
You can improve your fuel efficiency by 10% by simply removing your roof rack when you’re not using it. Studies show that a large roof rack can increase fuel consumption by as much as 30%.
4. Drive Smoothly
A patient driver will not suffer with excess mileage; a good speed is around 50mph. Driving smoothly can be safer, more relaxed and more fuel efficient.
5. Turn off the Radio
Studies show that the volume of your radio will have a direct effect on how fast you drive. If the music is upbeat, there is a tendency to drive faster than usual.
These are just a few tips to help you manage your fuel consumption. ALD Automotive offers fleet management services, along with a second to none company car leasing service.