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The driver shared the secrets of his skill.
Austrian racing driver Gerhard Plattner has set an absolute record of economical driving škoda Fabia, reaching a rate of 2.21 litres of fuel per 100 km. the Driver shared the secrets of his skill, transfers the Internet-the edition with reference to .
Gerhard Plattner, Austrian former racer set a record for economical driving, breaking 2006 km on one tank of fuel with an average speed of 82 km/hour. The man gave some advice to drivers how to reduce fuel consumption by 20%.
1. Don’t heat the motor during Parking of the vehicle. On modern cars you can even in the bitter cold to start moving right after you start that engine. Do not squeeze out of the motor maximum – thereby you reduce the pollution and appetite of your car.
2. Forecast traffic situation. If approaching a red traffic signal, you do not reduce the speed and step on the brake at full speed just before the traffic light, and when turning on a green signal run on the gas station you can be seen more often than drivers, prudently selecting the speed appropriate to the traffic situation.
3. Switch off the motor even during short stops. Having muffled the motor, for example, before the train tracks waiting for the train fare you save. In some cities the additional section of the traffic light informs drivers about the duration of the red signal. The fear to wear out the starter due to frequent starts of the engine are unfounded: the engines of modern cars are designed for tens of thousands of runs. The perfect solution – the system StartStop.
4. Avoid driving at high speeds. The lower the rpm, the lower the fuel consumption. As soon as you started the engine, soon switch into high gear until you reach the desired speed. Riding in the highest gear reduces noise and harmful emissions, but the cost of fueling.
5. Conduct exactly. Increase speed eats a lot of fuel. The most convenient way of driving with active cruise control. However, it has a drawback: unlike you, he can’t think. The following paragraph explains what that means for fuel costs of your car.
6. Adjust your driving style to the peculiarities of the terrain. When driving in hilly terrain in advance of need to make sure that during lowering the vehicle attains the desired speed and maximum torque for the start of the next climb. In this case, the motor work more effective.
7. Pay attention to the air pressure in the tires. Partially deflated tires can cause a significant increase in fuel consumption up to 10%, especially winter tires with hard protector, as they have more resistance. In addition, this reduces their lifespan and automatically increases fuel consumption.
8. Get rid of unnecessary cargo. If you drive with unnecessary baggage, you are losing money. Depending on the vehicle, 100 kilograms of additional weight “cost” about 0.7 litres of fuel per 100 km And such a thing as a filled roof rack of a car can increase fuel consumption by 20%.9. Do not use air conditioning unnecessarily. The air conditioner in the car of the upper middle class increases fuel consumption up to two liters per 100 km. All doctors warn about the dangers of catching cold, if the temperature difference of air inside and outside of the car exceeds 6 degrees. Driving with the window open slightly reduces the temperature inside the vehicle, but fuel consumption is higher than with air conditioning and closed Windows, not to mention the draft and the noise.