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Top 10 Best Tips To Save Fuel

How To Save Fuel?

How to save fuel? Are you thinking to save your money on fuel? There are plenty of ways to save money on fuels.

The most effective way is to actually reduce the amount of fuel you use. But do you know by doing simple things you can save more fuel by covering the same distance?

There are 10 simple and easy tricks that might cut back on fuel consumption.

The worlds oil wells are running dry. India has only meagre oil resources. What will we do when the oil wells dry up? you, as a two-wheeler owner, can help to save fuel until alternative sources of energy are found.

How to save fuel (Gas filling station)

Research, in India and abroad, shows that you can save over 10% of your fuel consumption on scooters, motorcycles, mopeds and auto-rickshaws by the following methods.

Here are 10 simple fuel-saving tips to help you get the maximum mileage from your fuel tank. Pretty easy tips for more effective results.

So let’s begin.

Following are the 10 tips on how to save fuel.

1. Drive slow and steady [Maintain the speed limit].

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This is the single most effective and easiest solution to increasing fuel efficiency. Drive at a low speed and maintain the speed limit. The most fuel-efficient speed may be from 40km/h to 60km/h.. you will be surprised to find that your travel time does not increase significantly. Sudden starts and stop-and-go Driving waste fuel. Research shows that fast and rash driving can increase fuel consumption by 50%.

Remember: These speeds are recommended for fuel economy :

  • A motorcycle can easily go up to 55-60 kmph range on third-gear.
  • In car You can improve your fuel mileage 10 – 15% by driving at 55mph rather than 65mph

2. Keep your engine healthy:

Tests on a large number of vehicles show that you can keep your engine healthy over 60% by regular tunning. If your engine emits smoke or has poor pulling power, have it checked immediately at a reputable garage.

Engine cleaning images


  • Incorrect spark plug gap and faulty ignition timing reduce power output and increase fuel consumption.
  • Change the spark plug and contact breaker points as recommended by the manufacturer. Do not delay engine overhauls. The cost of an overhaul.

3. Use the brakes sparingly:

A good driver anticipates stops. When you slam on the brakes, you waste a lot of useful energy.

Repeated braking simply wastes energy, converting it into unnecessary heat energy and greatly reduces the service life of your brakes. Anticipate corners-you will be able to take them without breaking.

Pressing break peddle in car
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  • Constant up and down uses up more fuel than just driving steadily and at a safe distance.
  • Do not overtighten brakes or drive with your foot on the brake. These habits can cost you 5% more in fuel consumption.

4. Let go of your clutch:

Unnecessary use of the clutch leads to loss of power.


Replace liners immediately when the clutch is wormed out.

5. Clean air filter regularly:

Vehicles air filter

Dust leads to repair wear of engine components and increase fuel consumption. Choked exhaust ports and silencer make your engine struggle to breathe, causing poor consumption.


  • Dechoke the silencer and exhaust ports regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.

6. Watch your tyre pressure:

Tyre pressure checking- Car tyres

Underinflated tyres increase rolling resistance and petrol consumption. Tests show that under-inflation of the tyre by 25% cause a 5% increase in fuel consumption and a 25% decrease in tyre life.


  • Watch for slow leaks.

7. Stop fuel leaks:

Check your fuel tanks, carburettor and fuel lines daily for signs of leaking fuel. A leak of just one drop a second costs you 500 litres or precious petrol a year.


  • Shut off the fuel valve when you turn your motor off.
  • Keep the fuel tank cap closed tightly.
  • Park in the shade to prevent evaporation of fuel.

8. Stop the engine if you stop for more than 2 minutes:

Car start and stop button

Idling can cost money and fuel. Stop your engine at long waits, for example, at a railway crossing.


  • Always keep your engine ready to start. Or you may find that you have to keep the engine running unnecessarily at the long wait.

9. Use the light lubrication:

Mix the recommended grade of oil with petrol, in the ratio recommended by the manufacturer. Most engines need less than 5% oil their fuel-but it must be thoroughly mixed.

10. Switch off lights in the daytime:

Car headlight on at daytime

Driving with the lights on in daylight consumers, ore fuel.

The above ten methods are recommended by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). It is a government-sponsored group which seeks to promote efficient utilisation of petroleum products in homes, in industries, in farms, on roads.

Bounce tip on how to save fuel:

Park in the shade

More science! The cooler your car is, the less fuel or gas will evaporate from your tank. That’s like giving money to the sky. And did we mention that your bum doesn’t get seared on contact? It’s better for your car and for you.

By doing these simple thing your engines overall performance will start increasing and you will be able to save more fuel than before.

That’s it

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About Saif M

Saif M. is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He completed his engineering studies in 2014 and is currently working in a large firm as Mechanical Engineer. He is also an author and editor at www.theengineerspost.com

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