Handy Tips To Make Your Petrol Last Longer

Since the increase in the price of petrol, lots of Nigerians haven’t been able to adapt to the economic side effects. With every measure of challenge, there are methods of solution. Below are tips on how to make your fuel last:

1.) Avoid carrying unnecessary load in your car

The lighter your car, the less fuel it burns and the faster it goes. When your car is heavy, the engine works more to carry the weight and in turn it burns more fuel. Sometimes these extra weight comes from extra gadgets fitted into the car not necessarily from the manufacturer. So if you prefer to manage your fuel, avoid unnecessary weight.

2.) Change your engine oil when due

If you are planning on making your fuel last, a good way is to change your engine oil and oil filter when due. An average of 7,500 to 10,000 miles is advisable. A properly serviced engine will give you a maximum performance and fuel management.

3.) Change your air filter when due

Some car owners hardly go there, even our local mechanics never bother to check until it starts to give trouble. Because most of our roads are not paved or tarred, our air filters will need clearing or replacement at every 30,000 miles. Whether you know it or not, air filters play a major role in fuel economy.

4.) Check your tire pressure

A tire with low pressure will add more work to movement causing the engine to consuming more fuel. Luckily some recent car specs come with tire pressure monitor which is very handy. It’s important to always check your tire pressure level before you move your car. A properly gauged tire should be between 30 to 35 PSI.

5.) Manage the use of the air conditioner

If you can manage without it, cut the usage. The air-conditioning pump is the single biggest power hog in any car fitted with one, it runs off the engine and switching it off on a long journey will see an improvement in fuel consumption. Check the weather, if you don’t really need it, don’t use it.

6.) Use your cruise control

Maintaining a constant speed on your car is a great way to maintain good fuel consumption. Most cars today are fitted with one, so learn to use it. Set your car to a desired speed and the engine will maintain the RPM.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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