Truck Tyres

Get the most out of your tyres and fuel

Slow Down

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to save fuel is to reduce your speed. As speed of the car increases the fuel consumption increases. For example, an increase of speed from 40km/h to 80km/h almost doubles fuel consumption. However, too high or too low speed can both lead to a high fuel consumption rate in l/100km. The optimum fuel economy occurs between 50km/h and 70km/h*.

* Source: Elsevier, Transportation research

Change your driving style

You can save fuel by accelerating gradually and by changing gears as smoothly as possible. Anticipate stops to avoid sudden braking, and take a long view of the road ahead, coasting safely to an intersection in front of you where you see traffic stopped. Driving aggressively, like pedal-to-the-metal manoeuvres and sudden braking can use as much as 20% more fuel than smooth driving*.

* Source: U.S. Environmental protection agency (EPA)

Use the highest possible gear

Cars are designed to start in the lowest gear possible because that's where they have the most power, but at a certain speed driving in highest gear possible can improve your fuel economy. Cruising along in low gears can increase your fuel consumption. When it's safe to do so, always try to change up to a higher gear.

Avoid excessive idling

When a car is idling, it is using fuel while standing still, which translates into zero kilometers per liter effect.Turning the engine off while you wait and then restarting when you are ready to move uses less fuel than running the car at standstill.

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