Keeping Your Car Efficiently Running

Keeping Your Car Efficiently Running

Make your car cheaper to run and safer with seven simple tips to optimise your car’s performance.

The first thing you can do is to try and reduce your car’s weight as much as possible by clearing it of any clutter. Your things might not weigh much individually but the cumulative effect adds up very quickly and will affect your car’s fuel efficiency.

The next stage is to check your tyre pressures. Tyres that are correctly inflated have better grip and a lower rolling resistance than under-inflated tyres. This not only improves your vehicle’s performance but also makes it more efficient and safer.

Some tyres are optimised for performance and some for fuel economy, so when it’s time to change you could think about what’s most important to you.

All tyres are now graded according to various parameters and if fuel economy is important to you, you should pay attention to the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ section of the information label. The scale goes from A through to G, with A being the best.