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Discussion Forum - Environment Matters - Carrying fuel burns fuel!


Author: Steph Carter
Posted: Thu 27th Dec 2012, 16:29
Joined: 2011
Local Group: North Yorkshire
Peter- great post- very useful tips... thank you.
I think I'll focus on Peter's and Dave Green's advice rather than John B's!
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Sat 1st Dec 2012, 0:16
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
Posted: Fri 30th Nov 2012, 15:39
Joined: 2012
Absolutely right the lower the weight the greater the fuel consumption but the size, weight and engine size of the car affects the overall saving. Best way of achieving good fuel economy is to keep an eye on the rev counter, keep to the speed limit, drive with a sensible distance between you and the car in front and look ahead. Good anticipation reduces the amount of braking, retains inertia and cuts down on fuel used. Not everyone's cup of tea but an IAM course helped me to achieve a 20% reduction in the amount of fuel I was using (also saved me money on insurance as well).
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Sun 25th Nov 2012, 21:14
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
...that may be her preference John...
Author: Dr. John Batham
Posted: Sun 25th Nov 2012, 12:50
Joined: 2007
Local Group: East Yorkshire
Steph - in future I shall drive around naked and leave my wife at home!
Author: Steph Carter
Posted: Thu 15th Nov 2012, 20:21
Joined: 2011
Local Group: North Yorkshire

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