Preventing very LOW MPG
I believe there are 3 Main killers for high MPG, which I will list in Order of importance for me and my driving:
So it’s obvious that putting your foot to the floor isn’t going to be good for your economy, but taking to long to get up to speed can also be bad as you can be labouring the engine or just driving in an inefficient rev range.
It takes a while to learn where your car’s sweet-spot is. This can be a real challenge, especially when everyone else around you seem to be in such a rush! So much so it seems as 42MPH is far to slow be going in a 40MPH…. anyway I’m ranting!
This is a huge Killer, fortunately with a bit of planning you can avoid prolonged idling or idling at all.
Ever been driving along only to catch up with the car that raced past you 10 mins previous? Well that guy/gal is very successful in wasting their fuel!
Here are some Tips
1/Cruise up to Red Lights rather than slamming the brakes on last minute.
2/If you know the stretch of road you are on is only a couple of miles long before a potential stop again, (Like a short section of Dual Carriageway) try and avoid going all the way up to 60-70MPH as this is a waste.
3/ If you are going to stop for more than 10 Seconds and it is safe to do so, kill the engine, its just wasting fuel.
4/ Pick alternative routers that avoid stops: Is there a ring road you can use rather than going through the middle of town.
be careful: if you travel 100Miles at 100MPG thats awesome, but if you could have traveled 50 miles at only 70MPG you would have been bitter with the second!
Nice and simple, took a while for me to realise this…
Pick a speed for the hill and stick to it / gradually slow as you go up.
I have seen in my driving the difference between 20MPG or 70+MPG for that incline just by sticking to this one rule….
Problem is I don’t have that habit yet! and forget.. perhaps thats what is preventing the 100MPG for a whole tank!