Today begins for many the Easter holidays and, with them, the exit operation. And there are many people who embark on trips of rest, relaxation and fun to forget about the daily routine and problems for a few days.
The preferred means of transport to travel at Easter is usually the car, since we can take the whole family and all the things we need. However, the journey can end up being a bit expensive, especially if we take into account the price of gasoline. That is why today at Vuela Viajes we are going to give you a series of tips so that you can save up to 15% on fuel. Are you ready? Well here we go!
Start and put the first gear
First of all, we recommend that you start the engine without pressing the accelerator . Thus, in gasoline engines you should start driving immediately after starting, while in diesel cars you should wait a few seconds. On the other hand, we recommend that you only use first gear for the start of the march.
Acceleration and gears
You should also bear in mind that you will have to change gear depending on the engine revolutions: in gasoline cars, between 2,000 and 2,500 revolutions per minute; and in diesel cars, between 1,500 and 2,000 revolutions. If we take speed into account, you should change to third gear from 30 kilometers per hour, the fourth from 40 kilometers per hour and the fifth from 50 kilometers per hour. In addition, it is important that you circulate as much as possible in higher gears and at low revs.
If you want to save on gasoline, you should keep the driving speed as uniform as possible, seeking fluidity and avoiding unnecessary braking, acceleration and gear changes. On the other hand, to decelerate you must lift your foot from the accelerator and let the vehicle roll with the gear engaged at that moment. In addition, you should brake smoothly with the pedal.
Arrest and stops
As for stops, it is better to stop the car without previously reducing gear if speed and space allow it. On the other hand, at stops longer than 60 seconds, it is better to turn off the engine.