- The 30-second warm-up — Idle your engine during its initial start for more than 30 seconds only wastes fuel. Car engines warm up faster when they are in motion.
- Drive at moderate speeds — Always rely on the feather foot pressure approach on the accelerator. This will result in even better fuel savings. Driving below speed limits on highways produces even greater fuel savings.
- Maintain tyre pressure — Under-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption significantly. It also increases wear on the outer edges of the tread, besides impairing normal braking and traction.
- Anticipate driving conditions — The smoother your driving pattern, the better your fuel economy. Fuel is wasted by driving too close to the car ahead, since you must constantly brake and accelerate.
- Avoid unnecessary idling — It takes less fuel to restart a car after the engine has warmed up, than to idle it for more than a minute. While waiting for someone, stop the engine if you anticipate to wait awhile.