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Eco Driving Tips | Drive-Eco School of Motoring

Eco Driving Tips

Eco-sensible driving techniques

We also recommend to our drivers the following Eco Driving Tips:

1. Idling
Don’t idle for more than 30 seconds. Today’s engines don’t need to be warmed up. Prolonged idling creates excess emissions and wastes fuel. Start the car and immediately drive away.

2. Acceleration
Accelerate smoothly and brake gradually. Sudden, jerky starts waste fuel and put undue strain on the engine.

3. Gear-changing
Change gear as early as possible at a modest engine speed – between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. This can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%.

4. Forward Planning
Look ahead and anticipate when to slow down or stop well in advance.

5. Your driving style
Don’t be an aggressive driver. Time studies show that fast starts, weaving in and out of traffic – and accelerating to and from a stop sign or traffic light – doesn’t save much time. However, it does waste fuel and wear out car components such as brakes and tyres.

6. Your speed
Drive at posted speed limits. This is a tip that may save a life as well as fuel. EPA estimates a 10-15 % improvement in fuel economy by driving at 55 mph instead of 65 mph. On major highways, use cruise control whenever possible.