Shell FuelSave Tips

Save fuel and win RM20,000? That's precisely what Amirul Fadzil did at the Shell Fuel Challenge 2013 recently. Amirul has risen to the challenge and proven that saving fuel isn't such a tough task after all. 

Triumphant Amirul Fadzil successfully clocked in 23.48 kilometres on one litre of Shell FuelSave 95. All he did was to practice simple Shell FuelSave Tips which we pretty much know them but certainly fail to practice it. Interestingly, one should take note that the fuel saving tips aren't just about saving money with fuel efficiency but it also ensures a safer drive.

I have shared a couple of pointers on Instagram some weeks back...and here's more!
• Keeping our car engine in proper condition with the right engine oil and regularly servicing the engine according to manufacturer's recommendations ensure that our car is at optimum condition for our drives.
Keep your tyres at the right pressure. Correctly inflated tyres are safer and last longer. A tyre that is under inflated can reduce fuel economy. An under or over inflated tyre is also more susceptible to accidents because the tyres will not grip on the road well. So its just a simple thing that I recommend, check your tyre pressure when you refuel!
Drive smoothly. What is the point with hard driving by accelerating and then hitting the brake shard suddenly? Its definitely more effort to move a stationary position. So why not drive at a consistent speed so you can gradually slow your vehicle.  
How many of you are guilty of driving your home on 4 wheels? Remove the unnecessary things from your car such as that 8 pairs of shoes, the rarely used golf set, old magazines and newspapers etc. Removing the unnecessary or rarely used items will lighten your car and ensure greater fuel efficiency. So remember to declutter your car too!
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on major roads helps you maintain a constant speed and, in many cases, will improve fuel consumption.
Plan your trips carefully and avoid the rush hour . Cutting down on the time spent in the car is the easiest way to conserve fuel. To reduce driving time, combine all your short trips and errands into a single journey. 
Use air conditioning sparingly. Air conditioning puts added strain on the engine and uses fuel to operate, so limit use to particularly hot days. There is no point keeping your  air conditioning running too cold and wrapping yourself up in winter wear:P
Avoid high speeds. The faster you go the more wind resistance you’ll encounter and the more fuel your vehicle will consume just to maintain speed. 

Those are simple tips and common sense that will turn you from fuel spenders to fuel savers. So make a change to your driving lifestyle starting with a switch to Shell FuelSave 95 and incorporating some of the above tips! Do share with me your fuel saving tips too!

Happy fuel saving! Do also pop by to Missyblurkit to show some love and to check out the full set of pictures on Shell FuelSave Challenge 2013