Tips for saving fuel: the button in the car reduces fuel consumption by 12 percent

Now a TikTok user megan’s bubble has posted more car hacks. The last tip involves another button on the car that many drivers may not understand.

Megan, who previously advised drivers to use a displayed air conditioning setting to save fuel, posted the video to her TikTok account showing what the button looks like.

On his car, the button featured an “A” with a circular arrow above it.

Megan said: “If you have a button that looks like this on your car, this is your auto start stop button.

“It will automatically turn off your vehicle when it’s stopped for a long time, like when you’re sitting at a traffic light or maybe at the Starbucks drive-thru.

“It’s supposed to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions.”

READ MORE: ‘Find the cheapest gas in your area’: fuel trick to reduce the cost of your tank

For drivers using this feature, fuel economy could increase by up to 12 percent.

Button operation may vary from vehicle to vehicle.

Several of the content creator’s commenters stated that the setting can drain batteries.

One wrote: “But the battery will need to be replaced much sooner and more often.”

Another said: “You kill your battery quicker so instead of lasting 10 years it only lasts five and it’s also very bad for your engine.”

However, both claims are inaccurate, according to experts.

The RAC says: “Many stop-start systems are found in newer cars that have modern, robust batteries with a high capacity. In some cars, a separate battery is also used to restart the engine.

“The smartest thing of all is that your car’s computer checks battery charge levels before trying to shut it down. If it decides there isn’t enough charge to restart the engine, it leaves it running.”

Another car content creator, Abigayle, told the Brits to avoid a costly mistake at the petrol pumps.

The expert behind She Talks Cars detailed five tips for drivers to lower their fuel costs.

One of the things that can surprise drivers is never filling up the tank. While it may seem counterintuitive, there is some logic behind the suggestion.

Abigayle said: “You would think, well, what if people panic buying fuel? But, fuel is really heavy.”

A full tank of gas weighs around 43.2kg, which is the same as driving with five Dachshunds in your car.

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