Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Ways to save on Gas and money on a self drive in uganda

Nothing makes a self drive in Uganda more memorable than having saved lots of dollars than the expected expenditure. A number of factors matter a lot and determine the successfulness of the said trip. One of them is saving of your car rental and most definetly saving on the gas and money, so you have balance to take back home. There are a gazillion ways to keep fuel consumption down when driving; here are just a few.
1.Only use the grade of fuel you need. If the car you rented does not require premium fuel, don't get it. Ask the for the owner's manual before the next time you fill up, if your car only requires regular fuel, stick to that. The rented car may not consume accurately if filled up with any gas type. You will get better results for gas with this saving you money in return.

2. Use your cruise control -- especially on stretches of flat road. This will stop you from unconsciously speeding up and losing fuel. The more you speed up, the more you accerate on flat roads, the more gas you consume. So take a good measure using your cruise control to save you enough gas and money.

3.Ease into a stop. Continuous Slamming on your brakes wastes gas alot. When you see that you need to slow down, ease off the gas and onto the brakes smoothly. The sudden breaking consumes upto 0.2-4units per unit of gas.

4. Use your air-conditioning. It is a popular myth that a car's air-conditioning wastes gas. though at slower speeds or in stop-and-go traffic, this is true. However, having the windows open while driving on the highway will actually increase the drag on your car and force it to use more fuel to compensate. Also recommended that on the stop and go traffic, switch off the airconditioner. This will in turn save you gas.

5. Keep your tires inflated. Letting the air get low will force your car to work harder and use more gas. There is more of retardation and friction between the tyres and the ground. So make sure you balance the tyres at a ratio of 40-35 behind and front respectively.

6. Slowing down. Most cars become less fuel-efficient once you reach speeds higher than 60 miles per hour. The higher the speed the harder the acceration and the higher the fuel consumption. Advisable to slow down and drive averagely. 80kms/hr on a flat highway and 50kms/hr in towns. Don’t be at rush, this will do you a good deal with gas.

7. It has been oberved when searching for parking spaces, people lose the most time and burn up the most fuel by trying too hard to get too close to the entrance of the store, restaurant or hotel they are visiting. Not only that, they found that the harder you tried to park up close, the
longer you waited overall. So accurately you choose a better place to park and switch off the engine. Saves you alots of gas.

The results found that:
·  People who drove to the first obviously available spot and walked, no matter how far from the entrance, tended to get to the entrance first and burn the least fuel.
· People who drove around looking for the best spot, then parked when they found one, tended to get to the entrance next, and burned more fuel.
· People who waited to see someone who was about to pull out of their spot, then sat and waited for them to pull out and pulled into the spot, tended to get to the entrance last, and burned the most fuel.

So park a little further away and save yourself time, burn less fuel and burn more calories.

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