Ask the expert – Our top fuel saving tips No.3

Drive smoothly and don’t be erratic

Adjusting the way you drive to be smoother on the controls can have a huge impact on fuel efficiency. There are fuel efficient driving courses that you can enrol your drivers on to maximise fuel savings, but the following tips will be a good start.

Smooth braking – Braking smoothly and taking advantage of engine braking to slow you down can reduce fuel consumption by 60%

Engine braking – The whole time you are engine braking, you are using less fuel than when idling.

Avoid over-revving – Sending your rev counter into the red isn’t good. So change gear in good time when you pull away or when accelerating.

Read the road ahead – Pre-empting whether you need to slow down or speed up can reduce burning extra fuel needlessly.

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