23 Jul 8 tips to save on gas, driving a car or an RV
Many of you pay attention to the price of gas at the pump in order to save money, but did you know that you can also change some of your habits to consume less and go further?
Whether in a car or an RV, here are some tips to consider:
Drive smoothly or drive at a constant speed and avoid rapid acceleration and braking, this is what is recommended.
You also have to think about releasing the accelerator pedal when you know you will have to slow down, instead of waiting at the last minute and having to brake suddenly.
Drive more slowly
In RV – whether you are towing a caravan or driving a motorhome – the faster you drive, the more expensive it will be.
Only use the type of fuel recommended
To allow the engine to run smoothly, it is important to use the type of fuel recommended in your vehicle owner’s manual. There is no point in paying more for a higher octane gasoline if it is not what is required. Only a certain percentage of vehicles require that we opt for “super” gasoline.
Schedule your trips according to the traffic
It is evident that being stuck in heavy traffic for several minutes or hours will end up with a higher fuel consumption. A tip: When the traffic is heavy, why not use this time to stop for a rest and a bite to eat.
While extending their life expectancy, tire pressure has also an impact on our fuel consumption. Improper wheel alignment has the same effect.
An engine check is always advisable (spark plug replacement, filter and ignition system check and injector cleaning) as it ensures lower fuel consumption.
Use cruise control
On the highway, the use of cruise control allows you to maintain a constant speed, but it is strongly suggested not to use it when roads are wet or slippery. It is also not recommended when travelling through rough and uneven terrain.
An idling engine
Running the engine at idle … not good. Not to mention the polluting gas emissions this entails.