Fuel-saving tips could be ‘dangerous’ for drivers and lead to ‘serious harm’: warning

New research has shown that 89 percent of drivers use some type of hyperpolishing technique in response to high gasoline and diesel prices. With the cost-of-living crisis raging, many drivers are looking for any way to lower their fuel bills, but experts warn some techniques can be unsafe.

Driving with an almost empty tank

Many drivers may have tried to do this. Trying to squeeze out an extra 10 miles before they fill up, ignoring the fuel gauge.

However, when the fuel level is almost empty, the car can suck up dirt from the bottom of the fuel tank and cause serious damage to the car.

Drivers are urged to make sure they have enough fuel wherever they go, and experts advise motorists to keep in mind the nearest gas stations.

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This is also known as tailgating and can be seen on highways and expressways.

These are drivers who get into the slipstream behind trucks or coaches.

However, this drastically reduces reaction and braking time, as well as visibility, making it a dangerous maneuver.

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