How to improve Fuel Economy?
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.
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