In Ukraine, gasoline and diesel prices have reached record levels, higher than ever before. In addition, the shortage of fuel continues. Edition today.ua tells how every Ukrainian driver can save fuel.
Before you start your car and go on a trip, be sure to check the tire pressure. Tire pressure greatly affects fuel consumption. Insufficient pressure increases the tire's rolling resistance, which burns excess fuel. If you reduce the rolling resistance of tires by 5%, then when driving in a combined cycle, you can save up to 2.5% of fuel.
The more the car weighs, the more fuel it consumes. For example, if you are traveling without a child, leave a child seat in the garage. Some drivers even in the summer for some reason carry a strategic supply of anti-freeze in the trunk. Of course, it is also better to remove it.
In general, remove things from the passenger compartment and trunk that are not needed on daily trips. If there is a bike rack or roof rack, then it is better to temporarily dismantle them too. They increase resistance, which leads to unnecessary fuel consumption.
We also recommend paying attention to any little things that will help save fuel. For example, fasten your seat belt before you start the engine.
For travel, choose the most optimal routes in terms of distance. Avoid traveling during peak hours to avoid traffic jams.