Keeping your tyre inflated is one of the easiest and most important things one can do to improve fuel economy. Saving petrol means saving money.
If a range is recommended by the manufacturer, the higher pressure should be used to maximize fuel efficiency. Deflated tyres run hot and jeopardize safety. It will also cause the tyres to wear out prematurely, affect the vehicles adversely, and hurt the fuel economy by increasing the rolling resistance.
Tyres lose about 1 psi pressure per month due to air loss caused by the tyre hitting holes, bumps and kerbs. Therefore, the tyres should be checked at least once a month. Just 1 tyre deflated by 2 psi will result in a 1% increase in fuel consumption.
2) Drive at moderate speed
Avoiding high speeds on open roads results in safer driving and better fuel economy. In highway driving, over 50% of the power produced by the engine is used to overcome aerodynamic drag. Drag and thus fuel consumption increases rapidly at speeds above 90km/h. On the average, a car uses about 15% more fuel at 100km/h, and 25% more fuel at 110km/h compared to when it is doing only 90km/h.
However, this should not lead one to conclude that the lower the speed, the better the fuel economy - because it is not. The fuel consumption of an average car increases sharply at speeds below 50km/h.
3) Clean the air-filter regularly
Clogged air filters increase fuel consumption by restricting airflow to the engine, and thus should be cleaned/replaced when necessary. Clogged air filters can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%.
4) Use thinner tyre
Tyres with thick width will improve the handling of your car. However, it will also increase your car’s fuel consumption. Thicker tyres mean more rolling resistance!, and thus will consume more fuel.
5) Start up the car properly
With today’s cars, it is not necessary to prime the engine first by pumping the accelerator pedal repeatedly.Do not crank the engine excessively. This only wastes fuel. When starting the engine, idle it no more than 30 seconds to warm it up. An engine will warm up faster on the road. However, avoid sudden acceleration before the engine has warmed up sufficiently.
6) Drive in high gear (overdrive)
The engine runs most efficiently between around 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. To maintain these low revs you should change up through the gears as soon as practical and before the revs reach 2500 rpm. For automatic transmission cars, you should always switch on your overdrive to help saving fuel. Overdrive will allow your engine to change gears at lower revs. It also puts your transmission into an “economy” mode and lets it engage the final “overdrive” gear when cruising to keep the rpms extra low, thereby increasing fuel economy.
7) Travel light
Avoid carrying any unnecessary weight in your car. On the average, every 50kg added load in your car will increase fuel consumption by 2%.
8) Anticipate traffic ahead
A driver can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10% by anticipating traffic conditions ahead and adjusting the speed accordingly, and avoiding tailgating and thus unnecessary braking and acceleration.
Accelerations and decelerations waste fuel. Braking and abrupt stops can be minimized by not following too closely and slowing down gradually when approaching a red light. It takes up to six times as much fuel to move a car from a dead stop than it does for one moving at just a few km/h.
9) Avoid strong acceleration
The fuel consumption remains at a minimum during steady driving at a moderate speed of about 90km/h. Keep in mind that every time the accelerator is hard pressed, the engine goes into a “fuel-enrichment” mode of operation that wastes fuel. The vehicle should always be gradually and smoothly accelerated. Using cruise control on highways can help maintain a constant speed and reduce fuel consumption.
10) Minimize aerodynamic drag
Additional parts on the exterior of a vehicle such as roof racks and spoilers, or having the window open, Roof racks are bad for fuel economy increases air resistance and fuel consumption, in some cases by over 20%.
11) Don’t let your engine idle
Minimize fuel wasted in idling by stopping the engine whenever your car is stopped or held up for an extended period of time. Idling more than a minute consumes much more fuel than restarting the engine . By having the engine switched off, you will save more fuel than is lost from the burst of fuel involved in restarting the engine. The net increased wear and tear from this practice is negligible.
12) Use the air-con sparingly
Air conditioners can use about 10 per cent extra fuel when operating. However, at speeds of over 80 km/h, use of air conditioning is better for fuel economy than an open window
Synopsis: Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the story centers around a Viking teenager named Hiccup, who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen's smarts and offbeat sense of humor don't sit too well with his tribe or its chief... who just happens to be Hiccup's father. However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other Viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down, and what started out as Hiccup's one shot to prove himself turns into an opportunity to set a new course for the future of the entire tribe.
Release Date: 18 March (Digital 3D) & 25 March 2010
17-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) attends a party at a Victorian estate only to find she is about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of snooty society types. She runs off, following the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) into a hole and ends up in Wonderland, a place she visited in a similar manner 10 years before, yet doesn't remember. Wonderland was a peaceful kingdom until the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) overthrew her sister, the White Queen (Anne Hathaway). The creatures of Wonderland, such as the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas) and the March Hare (Noah Taylor), ready to revolt, wait for Alice to help them. With the help of the White Queen, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), Alice starts seeing flashbacks of her original visit, back when she was seven.
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We had a memorable trip to Broga Hill on 28 Jan 2010. I was very excited for the trip because it is my first hiking experience...also 1st hiking trip with my coursemate...also 1st time with adidas action 3 !!!!
When we reach at the entrance of Brogal Hill, all was BLACK...We used our torch lights to saw the road..1things that catch our attention it was the shinning Star with the Moon on the Sky...It was very beautiful!!!
After we walking and walking about 30 minutes,the floor are very sloppy already,and start eat more energy...some my friend already tired and leg very pain...and some girls is cant tahan more already....But We still helping each other continue to climb up.I think this is call our spirit of friendship!!!!
After reaching the top at 5.30 am, all my coursemate was tired,sweating heavily,Smelly,no mood......
I Just Love Good Smelling People~~~~~~~~~~ Luckily We have Adidas Action 3....
THIS IS WHAT HAPPEN AFTER WE USE ADIDAS ACTION 3!!!!!
No Smelly Anymore.....yahoooo...
No more Sticky!!!!
The effect of too smelling....LOL...
The trip become more happy...
Way to back home now....
Because of you ,
We had a wonderful and memorable trip...
Because of you ,
We are together ...
Thanks Adidas Action 3=)
Project Alpha Season 2 is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS
New Tune Music Workshop is a society where by the music lovers in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia gets connected. All music enthusiasts and dancers get together to share their creative ideas.
What is the 13th New Tune Live Performance (NTLP XIII)? NTLP XIII is an annual live concert organised by New Tune Music Workshop to showcase the talents of UKM's very own students. In this very event, New Tuners will perform music composed and arranged by fellow New Tuners. NTLP XIII also showcase dances choreographed by the dancers of New Tune too. More Article from: Zoey Lai Voice.my
I have two small tiny turtle.The girl turtle name is "Gui Gui" in Chinese name is "鬼鬼",and the boy turtle name is "Ke Ke" called "可可".
The "Ke Ke" now is at my girl friends there, have a small white spot on his shell and he very cute but active like a dinosaur !When saw any food near then he will run and catch it to eat..."eat eat eat" is a fat and naughty boy!!My GF always say OMG!!dun wan give he eat many because scare will fat until die..lol...
The turtle inside the another two picture is "Gui Gui".She now is at me here.But she now sick..No eating..No smoking...lol...joke..she wont smoking 1..haha...She no eat..dun like to move...and very thin..i think she want diet to become more slim...Girl really like beauty..haha...Boy is "Eat many as you can"hahaha....Now is worry"Gui Gui"....Hope you faster recover!!! =<
Yesterdays the concept version of the car, shown in three variants, was launched at the Geneva International Motor Show yesterday by Proton adviser Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Concept Car will production by 2012.
Unveiled at the 80th International Motor Show in Geneva, Proton's first concept car - Proton Emas, a family of low environmental impact cars that is set to revolutionise traditional segmentation in the car market. The concept car, a creative collaboration between PROTON, Italdesign Giugiaro and Lotus Engineering, is based on a plug-in hybrid drive system and was developed with the aim of optimising the available on-board space and car access ergonomics.
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