If you’ve been looking into automatic cars, and especially older models, you might have come across the term kickdown. You may even have come across older model cars with a kickdown switch. So, here’s everything you need to know about kickdown and how it has changed in modern vehicles. / What Is Kickdown? Kickdown is […]
If your car doesn’t feature the start-stop system, remember to turn off the engine when you stop your car for more than 10 seconds. That’s more or less the time to burn the same amount of fuel which is used to start the engine. You will give the environment a significant relief in doing so, […]
To use as little fuel as possible, you should drive your car at the most efficient speed. It varies in different vehicles, but usually, equals about 65-90 km/h (40-55 mph). Try to keep withing this range or check what speed is optimal for your car and you should notice a significant drop in your fuel […]
Hard acceleration uses up to third more fuel. Achieve your desired speed with a steady foot on the accelerator and try coasting to stop. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking can lower your gas mileage by 5% at lower speeds around town, and by 33% at higher highway speeds.
When you’re starting your car, you shouldn’t accelerate aggressively until your engine reaches normal operating temperature. Watch your dashboard and put the gas fully only when you see the engine is warm enough. Doing so without having the car warmed up will increase wear of some parts. A cold engine also looses some of its […]