10 April 2008

How To Drive Economically

Salam sejahtera.

Ketika ini kita di belenggu dengan kenaikan minyak yang saban hari membebani kita setiap hari. Walaupun negara kita mempunyai simpanan minyak yang banyak namun kita tidak sebenarnya dapat menikmati kemanisan penggunaan petrol tanpa batas tanpa kos yang tinggi. Oleh itu mungkin tip-tip dibawah ini dapat membantu :-

Some tips on how to save fuel…
  1. Avoid prolonged warming up of engine, even on cold mornings - 30 to 45 seconds is plenty of time.

  2. Never exceed legal speed limit. Primarily they are set for your traveling safety, however better fuel efficiency also occurs. Traveling at 90 km/h give you up to 21% better mileage when compared to 105 - 115 km/h.

  3. Traveling at fast rates in low gears can consume up to 45% more fuel than is needed.

  4. Manual shift driven cars allow you to change to highest gear as soon as possible, thereby letting you save fuel if you “nurse it along”. However, if you cause the engine to “bog down”, premature wearing of engine parts occurs.

  5. Keep windows closed when traveling at highway speeds. Open windows cause air drag, reducing your mileage by 10%.

  6. Drive steadily. Slowing down or speeding up wastes fuel. Also avoid tailgating - the driver in front of you is unpredictable. Not only is it unsafe, but if affects your economy, if he slows down unexpectedly.

  7. Think ahead when approaching hills. If you accelerate, do it before you reach the hill, not while you’re on it.

  8. Don’t drive. Instead, ride a bicycle and at the same time you can exercise….