Not only the wallet can be spared, the environment will also thank you for an economical driving style. Below are reifen.com’s tips on how to achieve these goals.
Shift up early
A high-revving style of driving will cost you a lot of money. Therefore, after starting off, switch to the next higher gear as quickly as possible.
Turn down the air conditioning and heating
The air conditioning in particular also consumes a lot of fuel. It should therefore only be used when it is really needed. The same applies to seat and rear window heaters, for example.
Check tire pressure
Make it a habit to check tire pressure regularly. If you are driving with insufficient air in your tires, you also increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption, as the rolling resistance increases
Anyone who is traveling with too much weight also uses more fuel. Therefore, it makes sense to remove unused items from the interior. Roof and rear luggage racks should also be removed after use to reduce weight.
If the vehicle is parked for longer periods and there is no automatic start-stop system, it makes sense to switch off the engine yourself in traffic jams or at level crossings in order to save fuel.
Drive with foresight
If you can already see the yellow town sign or the red traffic light from a distance, you should simply take your foot off the gas and let the vehicle coast.
Avoid short trips
When the engine is cold, fuel consumption is disproportionately high in the first two kilometers and more pollutants are emitted. That is why you should mainly use your car for long-distance journeys. If possible, combine individual journeys so that the engine stays warm all the time and fuel consumption is reduced.