Cut Fuel Costs

Cut Fuel Costs

How to Save on Fuel Costs

      Most of us cash in the discount fuel dockets from the supermarkets. So how would you like to add another few dollars to your pocket? It may be easier than you think and you don’t have to purchase groceries.

Tyre Talk!

Its all to do with friction, that’s what happens as your tyres roll along the road.

Tyre rolling resistance can have varying effects on fuel costs. Without getting too technical you can increase your kilometers per liter of fuel by following a few simple steps.

  • Check that your tyres are in good order and make sure you check the pressures regularly. Under inflated tyres create more friction reducing fuel economy. 
  • Tyres with worn or damaged tread are dangerous and should be replaced for your safety.
  • Don’t carry the kitchen sink around, unnecessary weight reduces fuel economy
  • Companies like Bridgestone manufacture lower rolling resistance tyres. Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 roll 42% further* than conventional tyres.

 Bridgestone Ecopia Fuel Efficient Tyres

*Rolling resistance test conducted in 2010 by Bridgestone New Zealand using 2 identical VW Golfs fitted with tyres size 195/65R15. Both vehicles were rolled down a ramp from a height of 1.1m (back wheel height). The vehicle fitted with Ecopia tyres travelled an average of 85m and the vehicle fitted with conventional tyres travelled an average of 60m. This was a difference of 42%.

Information courtesy of Bridgestone Australia. Ltd.

Call Capri Service Centre to arrange your next service and tyre inspection or book online.

(07) 5591 3611

 Other Fuel Saving Tips
  • Keep the engine tuned. An engine running at peak performance will be more economical to run than an engine struggling to run on all cylinders.
  • Regularly service your vehicle and use recommended lubricants
  • Adjust your driving habits, yes we’re all guilty at some point in time of racing off the lights only to have to stop suddenly at the next set a few meters down the road. This uses unnecessary fuel and creates more wear and tear on your vehicle.
  • Driving on the highway, feather the throttle to maintain a constant speed, this will save you fuel.
  • Cruise to a slower speed rather than applying brakes heavily when required to slow down or stop

By adopting some or all of these tips you will save on fuel costs. Over a year savings could be well worth while.

Happy motoring!