5 reasons why your vehicle uses more petrol than normal

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On 10 April 2017 saa 10:43
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As a driver and car owner, you want your vehicle to use as little petrol as possible because you obviously know that the less it consumes, the less money you spend on petrol.

Some of us own vehicles that use so much petrol and we do not get why this is so. Well, I know a few possible reasons why.

* First of all, the type of engine oil you use matters. Using the right type of engine oil keeps your vehicle running without stress. Using the wrong one on the other hand, can cause it to suffer to move and when that happens, the fuel consumption rate automatically increases.

* The way you drive your vehicle also determines how much petrol it uses. Revving, speeding and sudden application of brakes are examples of things that can make your vehicle use more petrol.

* Slightly deflated tyres consume petrol. When tyres are under-inflated, the surface area of the tyre in contact with the road tends to increase. This will in turn cause rolling resistance to increase; more fuel will burn. But that’s not all; over-inflation can cause loss of traction which makes your car do more work to stay on the road.

Research has shown that a decrease in tyre pressure by 10 psi can lead to up2.5% increase in fuel consumption.

* Your vehicle must have really good air filters always. If you have a thing for driving in dusty conditions, it is advisable to change the air filter as often as possible.

* It is not only unsafe to drive your car when the suspension systems and the chassis are bad; it also affects your gas mileage.

Regularly inspect your vehicle for misalignment. Broken springs, worn suspension, bent wheel and bent axle can cause the drive-train drag to increase.

And that’s all I have to share with you on petrol preservation for now, I do hope you’ve learned something from it. Don’t forget to share with friends who will value this info.