Feels like we need to grab our Nikes and run like Forest Gump, because our cars are on an expensive liquid diet. Eish, quenching our roadsters’ thirst is difficult since fuel prices are super high and blowing our budgets. Is it even possible to use less fuel and to save some cash? Sure, but you’d have to do a bit of math to figure things out. You firstly need to know how much fuel your 4-wheel fellow consumes and what makes its stomach growl.
You need to follow these 6 easy steps to make sure that your calculations are accurate:
Now you will be able calculate how much juice your car gulps to stay on the road:
Note: The AA recommends doing this test twice and comparing results, bearing in mind traffic flow, weather conditions, and changes in driving behavior influences fuel consumption.
Example of calculation
If you drive a Toyota Fortuner your calculation might look something like this:
Cost 40 Litres x R16,05
The Automobile Association (AA) notes the following factors that could affect your car’s fuel consumption:
According to the AA in New-Zealand, it is estimated that 8% more fuel can be used on a return intercity trip when air conditioning is used for most of the journey. This means that your car will sweat fuel out faster. Which obviously means that you must refill your tank more frequently.
Hint: If you want to save on fuel you need to open some windows instead of switching your aircon on. It’s also important to service your car regularly and make sure that your tyres are pumped.
It’s a hatchback and it’s made by the company which original owner’s name was Henry. The car’s name means “festival” in Spanish.
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