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How to Save Fuel While Driving

Saving energy is always good, especially for your pocket. And as vacations and the greater number of trips in summer increase fuel consumption, it is normal for prices to skyrocket considerably during this period of the year.

According to calculations and studies conducted by Nissan engineers during the development of their vehicles, how we drive our car directly affects the fuel consumption of it and varies the consumption by up to 15 percent, which will also mean a 15 percent variation in its emission volumes.

For Nissan, “ introducing new habits in our driving and knowing how to adapt to the novelties and innovations introduced in the new engines that reach the market would reduce fuel consumption, volumes of environmental pollution, increase road safety, improve the comfort of the occupants… ”

The practice of efficient driving can provide interesting benefits to those who practice it. In addition to generating with it a safer and quieter driving, as indicated by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ANFAC) allows savings of up to 300 euros in the fuel bill. Savings that can add to the significant reductions in consumption they provide the new models that go on the market concerning the old models, which can reach 30 percent. Consumption differences that can mean up to 1000 euros per year in a new vehicle compared to an old one.

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According to the Nissan brand, the following ten tips can follow:

1, When starting and starting the engine, do it without stepping on the accelerator. Once the engine started, if your car is turbocharged, wait a few seconds before starting the march, if not, start moving immediately after starting it, because leaving the car idling triggers consumption,

2, Remember to circulate as little time as possible in first. Use this relationship only for the start of the march and change to second after two seconds or 6 meters of travel.

3,  As you accelerate and rise in revolutions, the engine will start up properly. The changes can be made depending on the speed of the car or the revolutions. If you look at the latter, remember that if you want to save fuel on gasoline engines, the changes must be made between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm while in diesel, it is convenient to do so between 1,500 and 2,000 pm. If you are one of those who look for it on the speedometer, you must change from 2nd to 3rd from 30 km / h, go up to 4th when you drive around 40 km / h, to 5th from 50 km / h and 6th when you drive above 60 km / h. Remember to accelerate whenever you make a change to a higher gear.

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4, To save fuel, it is best to drive as long as possible using the longest gears at the lowest possible speed. In the city, whenever possible, circulate in 4th or 5th gears, always respecting the speed limits (maximum 50 km / h).

5, Try to maintain a constant speed without acceleration or braking, thereby seeking to achieve the most fluid circulation possible. Try to change gears as little as possible and avoid unnecessary changes.

6, For efficient driving, the magic word is anticipation. Do not wait until the last moment to stop. If you want to save fuel, anticipate your braking moments by lifting your foot from the accelerator and letting the car roll with the selected gear, then slow down and slow down the gear reductions as much as you can, especially when descending. This result will save not only fuel but also maintenance because you will extend the life of the brake pads and other important components of the car.

7, Whenever the speed and the available space in front of the vehicle allow it, stop the car without previously reducing the gear, let it roll smoothly, and the friction of the wheels with the asphalt and the brake action of the mechanics stop gently.

8, If you are going to stop or stand for more than a minute, do not let the engine idle, turning off the engine will allow you to save fuel and emissions significantly.

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9, Remember always to maintain an adequate safety distance concerning the previous vehicle, that way you will have a greater field of vision that will allow you to anticipate your reactions when knowing that 2 or 3 vehicles pass by. Anticipating is vital for your safety, but also to save fuel. Because by detecting obstacles or unforeseen situations ahead of time, you will be able to react and avoid many of them simply by raising your foot from the accelerator and thus adjusting your speed to successive maneuvers.

10. Efficient driving also increases your safety. It is something you will notice with practice. It will also allow you a much less stressful driving. But that does not mean you can neglect or carefree. You carry a steering wheel in your hands, and, obviously, efficient driving sometimes also requires specific actions that require your full attention and skill so that safety is not affected. Remember, in any case, that if a conflict arises between maintaining safe driving and achieving efficiency, the first thing that must always prevail is safety.

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