As your local car dealers in Perth, we can’t help but notice the prices of fuel and the impact that this has on our customers. Subaru strives to make its cars as fuel efficient as possible, but it can be difficult to run a car when fuel prices are rising. However, it is possible to save money on fuel if you follow these three simple tips on a regular basis.
- Declutter Your Car
As Perth car dealers, we often see cars come into our dealership for a service or to trade in against a new car, and it’s amazing to see what people carry around with them. Remember that the weight of your car is a primary factor in the amount of fuel that you use on a daily basis. So, if you’re hauling around items that you don’t need on that day you’re literally wasting money on fuel. Every kilo of weight carried costs you more at the pump, so if you don’t need that gym kitbag till the weekend take it out of the boot today.
- Keep Your Tyres Inflated
Car dealerships in Perth are used to seeing cars that have tyre related issues, but it’s still shocking to see what people are driving around on. We need a good quality tyre to grip the road and keep us safe, but many people are unaware that their tyres can affect their fuel efficiency too. If a tyre is underinflated, more of the tyre will be squashed onto the road surface, and this will increase the friction that your car engine has to overcome to move forward. If the tyre is inflated to the correct pressure shown in your owner’s manual and on the tyre placard this contact patch and the friction will be reduced. Some people overinflate their tyres to reduce their rolling resistance further, but this is not advised, and it will reduce the amount of grip on the road.
- Adopt a Relaxed Driving Style
This can be hard, but most people are far too aggressive when they get behind the steering wheel. This is unsafe, but it also creates an environment where fuel usage is dramatically increased. Accelerating in an aggressive manner and then continually hitting the brakes will result in your fuel consumption skyrocketing. If you’re interested in conserving fuel, it’s a better idea to accelerate smoothly and progressively and gently brake as required. Take time to analyze the road conditions ahead; this will allow you to take your foot off the accelerator and coast before you need to brake. In some cases, you may notice that you don’t need to brake at all as the need to brake has passed, and you can then apply the gas again and continue your journey. This is a great way to save fuel and make your brakes last longer at the same time.
If you’re looking for the best car dealers in Perth, get in touch with Perth City Subaru today.