5 Simple Car Tips to Save You Money that You May Not be Aware Of!

by | Sep 23, 2013 | Fuel Advice | 0 comments

When you own your dream car, you often need
to ensure that you are taking good care of it as well. By this, I don’t mean
that you have to spend heaps of money on it. Instead, you need to be aware of
what are the right procedures to give your car the best in order to get the
best out of it as well. This in turn will help you save a lot of money that you
may have spent otherwise on repairs and maintenance.
Here are 5 simple tips that will ensure
that your car stays in the perfect condition over the years till you finally
decide to sell it off.
Change
of oil
To lower your maintenance costs and to get
the optimum performance out of your car, you need to ensure that you take good
care of the engine. Changing the oil is an important factor to start with. Your
local service station or garage would often suggest you to go for oil changes
frequently or after a longer time period.
Even if your local service station advises
you otherwise, always stick to the timetable for oil change mentioned in your
car’s owner manual.
Correct
use of air conditioner
Whether it is a hot summer or a cold
winter, using the air conditioner judiciously almost always shows you better
fuel efficiency. By this I am not saying that you should do away with your
car’s air conditioner. However, using it cleverly is the way to go for it.
In other words, try not to have the ac on
all the time. Switch it on for a while and then switch it off till you feel
that you require it again. Set your blower not to suck in air from the outside
into the car. The air circulation mode should be set in such a way that the air
is mostly recirculated within the car.
Such techniques will help you save more
fuel when you drive.
Filling
up fuel
Here is a good way to get more fuel for
what you pay. If you are not aware of this, then it is a good practice to fill
in fuel into your car in the early mornings or late at night. During this time,
the temperatures are colder, making the fuel you buy denser. This means that
you are getting fuel of higher density, which is more fuel, for the money you
spend. This is a good way to get more for your money!
Be careful about buying fuel for your car.
Do not use petrol in diesel car or vice versa this may lead to unnecessary
expenses and may cause a lot of damage to your car. Read more
about what to do when you accidentally fill diesel in petrol car or vice versa.
Accelerator,
brake and clutch
The correct use of accelerator, brake and
clutch can save you a lot of money each month. The more you rev up the car, the
more fuel you are spending. The more you use the brake and clutch and change
gears, the lesser mileage your car will give. Try to drive at a comfortable
cruising speed so that you don’t need to brake too much or use the clutch too
often. This not only saves you fuel but also saves on your maintenance costs.
Tire
pressure
Finally, maintain the correct tire pressure
at all times. Properly inflated tires will always show you a better mileage
than tires with less air pressure.