We at County Garage Ford understand the uncertainties with the recent Fuel Economy, as prices have soared and therefore people are much more concious about their fuel usage. Ford has helped in keeping down the levels of fuel consumption and improving fuel efficiency, whilst still offering the same levels of power and performance as standard.
Six vital driving tips and procedures to help reduce your fuel bill
With recent uncertainties involving the fuel prices and how in recent time they have gone up massively, as a result people may be more aware of their fuel usage. With this, people may begin to look at some alternatives or solutions towards helping them save fuel and improve their fuel efficiency. We have compiled a list of tips that you can use to help reduce your fuel economy, helping you worry less about your fuel usage.
Ensure your vehicle is serviced regularly, and that you check your oil level often. Vehicles that are maintained regularly, stay reliable and operate more efficiently.
When you are trying to accelerate, try selecting higher gears as easrly as possible to reduce your fuel consumption. Ford models have gearshift indicators to optimise your gear selection
When driving, take the right steps to ensure you are driving smoothly and checking as far as possible ahead to see whats in front. Sudden acceleration and braking can significantly affect your fuel economy.
By removing empty roof racks, and keeping your windows shut. The wind resistance of your vehicle will decrease, helping decrease your fuel usage by up to 10%
Your vehicles weight plays a major factor in your fuel efficiency, as the heavier your vehicle. The more fuel you'll consume, therefore travel light by not carrying unnecessary weight in your vehicle.
Check and adjust your tyre pressure monthly as a way to help increase your fuel efficiency, as underinflated tyres can increase your vehicles fuel consumption by up to 4%
Fuel Consumption Testing
The standardised test procedures for Fuel Consumption is known as the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This test has been proven and developed to help better reflect the realistic behaviour of real-world driving, to ensure that when testing fuel consumption. Fuel economy and consumption figures are designed more accurately.
The Fuel Consumption test procedure includes:
- A more realistic driving behaviour for better results
- Higher average and maximum speeds
- A wider range of drivign scenarios
- Optional equipment and payload, under different engiens, transmission and wheel sizes to compare data.
- Inidividual Vehicle CO2 Value
The testing procedures figures may make you think that your vehicles performance or fuel consumption has gotten worse, but this isn't the case! The test only shows figures that are much more accurate in comparison to the fuel economy that you achieve when driving