5) Drive consistently
This has less to do with how fast you drive (although slower does mean less fuel consumption), and more to do with how steady you are in terms of the speed you are driving. A steady flow of gasoline to the engine means that the motor will run more smoothly, and when the motor runs more smoothly, gas consumption is better. Hasty acceleration and sudden stops produce the opposite effect. So, flooring your vehicle from a full stop, and then braking abruptly will decrease the efficiency of your engine. Another common problem of inconsistent driving is known as “speed creep”, which often happens after driving for long periods on the freeway: after a while, your speed slowly starts to increase. Driving at inconsistent speeds can increase your fuel use by as much as 35%.
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