The fuel at the petrol stations is sometimes really expensive. A few tips can help to save a lot of petrol – we will show you. In the video we clearly explain why you shouldn’t drive the tank empty.
A few fundamental fuel-saving tips from Auto Club Europa (ACE) can help to save a little money on the tank.
Maintain the engine
The ACE advises regularly check the air filter and have a blocked copy replaced. That is a matter of a few minutes for a specialist, but I have a sometimes large savings effect. You can also think about the engine for the engine. Depending on the operating conditions, the ACE gives a savings potential between two and six percent.
Check air conditioning
If an air conditioning system is incorrectly set, this can cost up to two liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers more. Even such a check is a case for the workshop.
A detour of five kilometers to another petrol station is only worthwhile for an almost empty tank when price comparisons indicate a difference of at least two cents per liter. Appropriate apps can also be used for this. As a rule, Sprit is the most expensive in rush hour in the morning, and prices drop from the afternoon. The cheapest period is usually between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Not too fast and at the most constant pace – this is how you drive fuel -saving. If you have a car with cruise control, you can set it on the highway accordingly.
Clear out the car and remove the roof box
The less useless weight transport drivers, the more you can save. If you freed a modern car of 20 kilograms of unnecessary ballast, you can lower consumption by 0.2 liters per 100 kilometers. If you unscrew roof racks and roof boxes as soon as possible after use, avoid additional consumption through increased air resistance.
Real tire pressure
With each second recharge, check the tire pressure according to the manufacturer at least once a month. Even those who drive 0.5 bar less pressure must expect around five percent additional consumption.
Do not drive the tank completely empty
Although the tan needle is almost zero, drivers like to continue filling up in front of them. The reason for this is high gasoline prices, the loss of time or because it is simply not a petrol station nearby. It can happen that the tank is driven completely empty. And that is exactly what harms your car.Even if the tank is fueled again, you may have to press your car several times before it starts. The fuel system, which is responsible for the distribution of the fuel, must first ventilate independently, since instead of fuel air is pulled through the system.This in turn harms the injection and fuel pump immensely, since during this time they can no longer be cooled and smeared off the fuel. With this dry run, their lifespan drops rapidly.If not only individual pumps, but the entire fuel system are broken, several thousand euros are threatened.Attention: If you stay on the highway with an empty tank, the police can charge you at least 30 to 70 euros, since it is considered to be illegal or parking. In the worst case, there are points in Flensburg.So always refuel your car in good time, you save yourself trouble and protect your wallet.Fueling at the right time: This is the perfect time dumplings high fuel prices 2021: With these free apps you can always recharge the cheapest
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