Fuel saving tips: Drivers warned of a speed bump bug that ‘wastes fuel’

Every driver knows that speed bumps can be a threat, especially when fuel prices remain high. Constant deceleration and acceleration negatively affect fuel consumption and can cause motorists to spend significantly more money on gasoline and diesel.

However, a trick allows drivers to improve their car’s fuel economy while driving on roads full of speed-limiting obstacles.

According to the experts at Euro Car Parts, many motorists don’t realize that driving steadily at speed through bumpy roads can greatly improve fuel economy.

They said: “Accelerating and decelerating while driving can mean extra fuel is used, and this includes driving over speed bumps, so learning how to deal with them properly could save motorists a lot of money.

“Drivers can avoid unnecessary fuel consumption by driving at a constant speed and by avoiding too much acceleration or braking between potholes, which is when most of the fuel is used.”

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“With a Tesco Clubcard, you can earn one point for every £2 you spend each time you fill up at the supermarket petrol station.

“As the nation continues to grapple with the accelerating cost of living, these incentives can go a long way.”

Drivers should also be aware of how much they are charging.

Mr Conway said: “Every time you fill up your tank, make sure you only fill up what your car requires at the time.

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“An important tip for keeping up with your refills is to keep a consumption notebook in the glove box or keep a record in the notes app on your phone.

“For each visit to the gas station, write down how much fuel you put in your car to get from AB.

“In this ever-changing economy, be sure to record your fuel consumption in liters and not pounds.”

Finally, motorists have been reminded to turn off the engine when they can.

Mr Conway said: “Leaving the engine running while a car is stationary uses more fuel.

“It is best to turn off the engine in situations where the car is stationary, such as in heavy traffic or waiting at traffic lights.

“Some newer vehicles are equipped with stop-start technology that does this automatically.”

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