- Tips on saving fuel
- Tips to drive an automatic transmission car
- Tips on saving fuel
(A) Drive At an Economical Speed ::.
A vehicle’s air resistance increases four times when the vehicle speed is doubled, and nine times when the vehicle speed is tripled. Drive a vehicle at a moderate speed. Keep your speed under 80 km/h for efficient fuel consumption.
- (B) Shift Up Earlier & Shift down Slightly Later ::.
For the best fuel economy, the highest gear you can use is the most economical. Shift from low to high gear as soon as you can.
The following provides suggested vehicle speeds for shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance.
Gear change Km/h
1st to 2nd 25
2nd to 3rd 40
3rd to 4th 65
4th to 5th 75
(C) Racing Engine Is Wasteful::.
Eliminating unnecessary acceleration. Rapid acceleration uses as much as 50% more fuel. Increase speed gradually to avoid burning-up of unnecessary fuel.
(D) Minimum Idling::.
Stop useless idling. If you stop for more than 5 minutes, turn off the engine.
(E) Use Your Air Conditioner with Moderation ::.
Remember that the engine drives the air-conditioner compressor. Use it only when necessary, and improve your fuel economy.
(F) Reconsider Your Route ::.
The best route is the shortest one, but consider the type of roads, too. Short runs and stop-and-go driving consumes more fuel.
GOODTIMELY MAINTENANCE ENSURES GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
(G) Is the Air Pressure of the Tires Appropriate?
When the air pressure is low, rolling resistance increases, worsening the fuel economy. Note that the rolling resistance of radial tires is smaller than that of bias tires.
(H) Is the Coolant Temperature Appropriate?
The engine wears out more quickly and the fuel consumption becomes worse, when the coolant temperature of the cooling water is too low.
(I) Are the Fuel Injection timing & the Valve Clearance Correct?
If the fuel injection timing is slightly delayed and the valve clearance is larger than the specified, the engine power decreases and the fuel economy worsens. As they are periodical checking items, ensure they are checked without fail.
Isn’t the Air Filter Element Clogged?
If the air filter element is clogged, the engine power decreases and the fuel economy worsens because of the reduction in intake airflow.
Is the Engine Oil/Fuel Grade Appropriate?
Use recommended oil/fuel grade only. This can increase engine protection & improve performance.
Do You Experience Clutch Slippage & Brake Drag?
Clutch slippage reduces engine power transmitted, worsening the fuel economy. In addition, brake drag quickly wears out the brake lining, leading to waste of fuel
Tips to drive an automatic transmission car
Starting The Vehicle ::.
After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal before shifting the selector lever to the "D", "R", "2 (D2)" or "1 (D1)" position. Be sure the vehicle is fully stopped before attempting to shift the selector lever.
Foot brake pedal MUST be depressed before shifting from "P" to any drive position while the ignition switch is "ON".
1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and shift into a driving gear.
2. Release the parking brake and foot brake, then gradually start the vehicle in motion.
Engine idle RPM will be higher when engine is cold therefore be careful when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before engine attains its normal temperature / warm up.
Avoid racing the engine unnecessary while the vehicle is stopped / stationary / not moving mode. This may cause unexpected vehicle movement.
Never shift to "P" or "R" while the vehicle is moving.
Start the engine in the "P" or "N" position. Engine will not start in any other selector position. If it does, get your vehicle checked by your nearest authorized dealer for inspection, driving car under this state may led to an accident.
Shift into "N" position and apply the parking brake when at a standstill for longer than a short waiting per
Keep the engine at idling speed while shifting from "N" to any driving position.
Caution (When starting vehicle)
Depress The Foot Brake Pedal :
Shifting the selector lever to "D", "R", "2 (D2)" or "1 (D1)" without depressing the brake pedal causes the vehicle to move slowly when the engine is running. Be sure the brake pedal is depressed fully and the vehicle is stopped before shifting the selector lever.
Make Sure Of The Selector Lever Position:
Make sure the selector lever is in the desired position. "D", "1 (D1)", "2 (D2)" are used to move forward and "R" to back-up. Then release the parking brake lever and foot brake pedal. Depress the accelerator pedal to start the vehicle. Avoid racing up the engine while the vehicle is stopped. This may cause unexpected vehicle movement if the selector lever is in "D", "R", "2 (D2)" or "1 (D1)" or damage the engine if in "N" or "P”.