Money-Saving Fuel Tips
Just about every aspect of your truck has an affect on your fuel economy. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to save money at the pump. Although the percentages may seem small, the savings can be quite large in the long run.
Tyre Choices And Maintenance
Your tyres play an important role in the overall fuel economy of your truck. Newer fuel-efficient tyres help reduce rolling resistance, especially in the trail positions. Since research shows that the tread contributes to over half a tyre’s rolling resistance, fuel efficiency gains can be obtained from the tread depth, design and compound. Plus, as your tyres wear, fuel economy slightly increases. But one of the easiest factors you can do to save money is to make sure your tyres are properly inflated. That’s because fuel economy falls off sharply the more your tyres are underinflated.
Aggressive driving habits have a tremendous influence on your fuel economy and can rapidly negate any investments in fuel-efficient tyres, engines and streamlined aerodynamic devices. In fact, by modifying your driving style, you can significantly increase your fuel economy.
Travelling to new destinations can often lead to extra time spent on unfamiliar roads. It is estimated that out-of-route miles account for 3-10% of a driver’s total mileage each year. And that can add up to thousands of dollars needlessly spent on fuel.
The aerodynamics of your truck can impact your fuel economy in a tremendous way. In fact, aerodynamic drag at 65 mph accounts for approximately two-thirds of your energy consumption. And between 55 and 75 mph, every 5 mph increase reduces your fuel economy significantly.
Every pound counts. That’s why it’s so important to eliminate unnecessary weight wherever possible. The more weight you’re pulling, the more money you’re spending on fuel.
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