Start-up and commissioning

  • If you have a diesel vehicle, wait a few seconds before starting it up, so that the oil reaches the lubrication area properly.
  • If you have a gasoline powered vehicle, start the car right after you start the engine.

Use of short and long gears

  • It always starts in first gear and then shifts to second.
  • If you want the vehicle to consume less fuel, drive as long as possible in high gears and at low revs.

Engine brake

  • Far from slamming on the brakes, take your foot off the accelerator and let the engine act as a brake, so there will be no fuel consumption.

Curves and Roundabouts

  • Adapt the speed. When entering the curve, lift your foot off the accelerator and the car will roll by its own inertia.
  • If necessary, slow down to take the curve safely.
  • It calmly analyzes the entrance, width, size and moving or waiting vehicles before accessing it, adapting the speed of the vehicle.

Traffic Caravan

  • Use the longest possible gear, which allows you to keep a safe distance from the cars in front of you.
  • Never accelerate to brake again, because you pollute more and increase your fuel consumption.

Facts to consider

  • Remember to turn off the engine if you are going to stop the car for more than 60 seconds.
  • The more extra weight the car has, the more fuel it will consume.
  • It activates the air conditioning or heating only when necessary because fuel consumption shoots up to more than 25%.


Source: Claxó