1. Start driving immediately

Adjust the seat, mirrors and seat belt then start immediately without warming up. If you start immediately, your engine will warm up faster and you will consume less fuel. 

2. Shift faster and lower consumption

If driving a standard vehicle, shift the gear higher when properly accelerated to lower consumption. Noise levels and pollutant emissions also fall if you do not extend the gears. Your car consumes the least amount of fuel if you move in a speed range of 1500 to 2500 trips.

Drive very briefly in first gear. With many vehicles, you can drive in fourth gear from 40 km/h. A mid-range car saves up to 3 liters when you drive at 50 km/h in fourth rather than second gear. 

3. Switch off

The traffic light turns red or the train barriers begin to lower. You know this is going to take some time, so turn off the engine now. At idle, an engine consumes between 0.8 and 1.5 liters of fuel per hour. With that, you could heat a family home. 

4. Take it easy

Highway speeders not only endanger the traffic, but they also use unnecessary fuel through the exhaust. It is best to keep your pace as even as possible. Braking and accelerating is also an expensive pleasure. If you have, use your cruise control and if you have automatic gearbox equipment, you can switch gears. The machine can do it better as the manual intervention is usually very consumption-promoting. 

5. Attention, consumption control

Check the fuel and oil consumption after ever refuel. If you notice that it is increasing for no apparent reason, you should intervene quickly. Please note our tips or ask one of our experts.

6. Electric extras cost extra

Air conditioning, heating, heated seats, auxiliary lights - where energy is needed, fuel is consumed. Only switch on electrical consumers if you need to. However, do not give up on necessary helpers if you put yourself and others at risk. 

7. Drive ahead and save

Keep sufficient distance from the vehicle in front of you so that you can regulate fluctuations with the "foot off the gas" instead of the "foot on the brake." If you see a red light coming, put it in idle and let yourself roll. In modern cars software programs are installed to reduce consumption - use them to save your money and your nerves. 

8. Traffic jams

Watch for longer trips and traffic announcements to avoid traffic jams. If possible, drive outside of rush hours. 

9. Ask your navigation system

With many navigation systems, you can also inquire about fuel-efficient routes within the city, or routes with less congestion. 

10. Let your car stand

The number one way to save fuel is to leave the car. It is best to walk short distances or to travel by bike. This is not only healthy for you but also saves a lot because most of your fuel consumes your engine when it is cold. The average fuel consumption over the first few hundred meters can be up to 30 liters per 100 km.

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