How to improve Fuel Economy? - Advice / ELF

How to improve Fuel Economy?

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Ways to reduce your day-to-day fuel consumption:

  • Use our ELF Fuel Economy (FE) lubricants.
  • Check your tyre pressure on a regular basis (once a month).
  • Opt for a smoother driving style, avoiding rapid acceleration and braking whenever possible.
  • Avoid using air-conditioning whenever possible.
  • Car share in order to minimize your impact on the environment and reduce traffic congestion.
  • Change into a higher gear as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Use cruise control on motorways in order to reduce the impact of accelerating and braking on your fuel consumption.

How to get motorcycle fuel economy?

  • Limit your speed: you get better fuel economy when you cruise at lower speeds. Peak fuel economy typically occurs at 30-35 mph. Fuel economy at 70 mph is typically about 20% higher than at 80 mph. We thus recommend you to upshift as soon as possible and always use the highest gear that will do the job, whether cruising at a steady speed or passing.
  • Minimize brakes: a high rate of acceleration is not a problem as long as you upshift early. What really hurts fuel economy is the use of your brakes. Brakes destroy forward momentum by turning it into heat; restoring that lost momentum requires more fuel to be burned. Get off the throttle early when approaching a crossroads at which you must stop to minimize the use of your brakes.
  • Minimize frontal area: install windscreens, luggage, and auxiliary lights in a manner that minimizes the effect on frontal area.
  • Minimize weight
  • Maintain proper tire pressures: always keep your tires properly inflated.