caretakerPete wrote: »
When I drive I aim to not have to use the brakes, I find this helps greatly, you are always consious of your speed because you have to think ahead, you tend not to drive too close to the car in front, you are constantly aware of the need to slow down at junctions etc and you save on wear to the braking system as well as becomming more confident and calm.
kaya wrote: »
you cannnot accuratley judge fuel efficiency by volume guys and gals, sorry, petrol increases and decreases in volume according to its temperature, the only way to accurately judge fuel economy would be to weigh the fuel in the tank before and after the test period, trip computers in cars arent too good either, putting a different set of wheels/tyres on your car can make a huge difference to the reading also as your changing the outer circumference of the wheels
anewman wrote: »
Easter is not to celebrate his death but his rising from death.
He died on Good Friday not Easter Sunday (when we have the Easter eggs)!
Re. the petrol saving discussion. I always drive taking my foot off the accelerator when approaching roundabouts etc. and am constantly amazed at the number of cars bombing past me and then slamming on their brakes at the last minute. Some also brake at any changes ahead such as a slight curve in the road, cars way in front of them and even traffic coming in the other direction. I believe they think that they either have to have their foot on the accelerator or brake, such a waste of petrol!
anewman wrote: »
and also driving at the speed quoted by your car manufacturer as having the best MPG, usually about 56mph, instead of 70 or 80mph on the motorway.
MushyPeas wrote: »
Interseting post as I've been thinking a lot about fuel consumption. I travel a lot between SWest and London. I noticed that if I took the motorway my consumption increased (driving around 70 mph) whereas on the 'old road' up it was averaging 60mph so was more fuel efficient.
Also I purchased a tomtom last year. I keep experimenting with the 'shortage' route versus the 'fastest' route. Sometimes the time different isn't much but I save around 5 miles in distance. Though in the country you do end up going down some little roads! Has anyone else tried this method to save mileage?
My next plan is to calculate how much it costs me to drive a mile, will get around to that soon
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