In a trying economy with fuel prices up, saving money on fuel is on everyone’s priority list. By making a few small changes in your routine and keeping an eye toward conservation, you can save thousands of naira in a year on fuel costs and consumption.
1. Always plan your
trip. Combine your auto trips whenever possible. If the dry cleaners is
next to the post office is next to the bank, that’s one trip, not three.
A little planning can save you a lot of money.
gasoline during coolest time of day - early morning or late evening is
best. so you can get more fuel for your money. During these times petrol
is densest. Keep in mind - petrol pumps measure volumes of gasoline,
not densities of fuel concentration. You are charged according to
"volume of measurement".
3. Get your foot off the pedal. While
vehicles vary at which rate of speed they reach optimal fuel efficiency,
the general consensus is that you see a marked decrease in efficiency
over 60 mph. By some estimates, every five miles over the speed equals
to a loss of fuel efficiency comparable to 40 naira per gallon.If your
tank holds 15 gallons and you can save 40 naira per gallon and you visit
the petrol station twice in a week, that’s approximately 64,000 naira
in a year.
4. Don’t brake and accelerate like a racecar driver.
Those aggressive stops and starts are horrible on your mileage and your
engine. Use cruise control on the highway to maintain a constant rate of
5. Take the junk out of your car or truck. The less your
vehicle weighs the better the fuel efficiency, so if you still have a
fifty pound bag of sand in your car’s trunk from your last projrct, get
6. Maintain your automobile. Inflate and regularly check
tire pressure. Improperly inflated tires force your car to work harder
and burn more fuel.
8. Try fuel additives. Though some of the
fuel additives on the market are little more than worthless scams, there
are a few fuel additives out there that do a genuinely good job of
making sure your engine uses fuel in the most efficient manner possible.
9.Invest in a GPS. Particularly if you frequently travel in
unfamiliar territory, a GPS that gets you directly to your destination
without getting you lost can save you hundreds of dollars in fuel costs