How to get the most out of your vehicle
Drive Efficiently… “Drive Green”
Keep your car well serviced and check the oil level regularlyCorrectly maintained cars can operate more efficiently and help reduce CO2 emissions.
Check your tyre pressure every monthUnder-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to 4%.
Remove unnecessary weight from your boot or back seatsThe heavier the car, the harder the engine has to work and the more fuel it consumes.
Close windows and remove empty roof racksThis will reduce wind resistance and lower CO2 emissions by up to 10%.
Use air conditioning only when necessaryUnnecessary use increases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 5%.
Start driving soon after starting the engineModern engines enable you to just get in and go, thus reducing fuel consumption.
Drive at reasonable speeds and above all, drive safe & smoothlyEvery time you accelerate or brake suddenly, your engine uses more fuel.
When accelerating, change up gears as early as possibleHigher gears are more economical in terms of fuel consumption.
Try to anticipate traffic flowLook at the traffic as far ahead as possible.
Consider car sharing for work and/or leisureYou will help reduce congestion and fuel consumption.
Thanks go to EUROPA and the European Commission for assistance in compiling these useful tips.
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