Leeds, United Kingdom, July 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In this day and age any way of saving money is always a sought after and valued commodity. Often, small changes can combine to make a large difference over time. Imagine how much could be saved if you are able to make small savings over many items. Your fleet of vehicles can offer you a range of money saving options.
1. Smooth driving.
Smooth, gentle acceleration and braking uses less fuel. By reading the road ahead and anticipating the traffic flow you can keep the car moving and improve fuel economy. Acceleration uses more fuel and braking wastes the fuel used in acceleration, a constant speed will therefore use less fuel.
Change gear early when you can, ideally around 2000 revs – High or even medium RPM consumes more fuel.
2. Switch it off:
Anything electrical uses fuel to power it, by turning it off you save. Do you really need the Aircon, heated rear windscreen, headlights, electric seats or blowers on? This includes your car ignition, you don’t need to let it “warm up” and if you are sat stationary in traffic for at least 30 seconds you can save fuel by turning it off.
3. Reduce your speed
The faster you travel the more fuel is used. Travelling at 70mph used 9% more fuel than at 60mph. At 80mph you can be using 25% more fuel than 70mph!
Close your windows at high speed – open windows increase aerodynamic drag.
· Check your tyre pressures regularly
· Balancing tyres
· Smooth acceleration and planned braking will help prolong the use of your tyres and improve fuel efficiency.
· Do Not Overload the vehicle, it can have an impact on tyre wear and tyre pressures
· Driving or parking up kerbs can seriously damage your tyres, causing undue wear and putting undue strain on them.
5. Reduce weight
Fuel is used to move your car – the more your car weighs the more fuel is needed to move it. Removing your golf clubs or buggy from the boot as well as roof racks and roof boxes will help. You might even consider only half filling your tank and saving weight there too. How can Bill Plant help? Through Road Risk Assessment, driving assessment and further training Bill Plant CDM can show you how to save up to 20% of your company fuel bills, whilst reducing accident costs and making your drivers safer.
About Bill Plant CDM:
How can Bill Plant help? Through Road Risk Assessment, driving assessment and further training Bill Plant CDM can show you how to save up to 20% of your company fuel bills, whilst reducing accident costs and making your drivers safer.
To learn more about Eco Driving Lessons visit, www.billplant.co.uk
Bill Plant Driving School
Phone: 0330 555 2254