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Mabel
Posted on: 2010/2/23 19:22
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Here is our revised “master piece”.

21 Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills.

1.Find the best fuel that gives you the best fuel consumption.

2.Pump up your tyres. Under-inflated tyres create more rolling resistance and so use more fuel. Go to your local petrol station and use their pump – it is normally free.

3.Put your car on a low fat diet. An extra 50kg will increase your petrol consumption by an average of 2%. Declutter your car boot, and keep anything non-essential at home and not in your car.

4.Streamline. Roof racks and bicycle carriers create extra wind resistance and so increase fuel consumption. If you do not need it, take it off.

5.Turn off the air-conditioning. It increases your petrol consumption by as much as 10 per cent – so if it is only mildly warm, put the fans on or wind down your window. That said, if you are traveling over 60mph having the window down increases drag which increases your fuel consumption – so air conditioning would be better.

6.Stick to the limits. The faster you go, the more fuel you use. Driving at 70mph uses up to 9% more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15% more than at 50mph, according to statistics.

7.Change your oil. Clean oil reduces the wear caused by friction of moving engine parts, helping to improve fuel consumption. You should change the oil in a petrol car once a year or every 7500 miles. For a diesel engine it is recommended you change the oil every 6 months or 3000 miles.

8.Drive Smoothly. Acceleration and deceleration is what uses most fuel – so try to slow down gradually at lights, avoid heavy braking and try not to rev too much.

9.Avoid rough surfaces. Gravel or heavy dirt surfaces can increase your fuel consumption by up to 30% – not to mention the affect on your paintwork. If there is a route involving smooth tarmac, even if it is slightly longer, then take that.

10.Rather obviously… use your car less. Combine short trips – such as buying the paper, dropping-off the recycling, or collecting the kids – rather than making multiple short trips. Consider cycling instead for short journeys.

11.Go slow on a cold engine. Cold engines use twice as much fuel as a warm engine, and catalytic converters take 6 miles to become effective. So avoid either short trips completely or drive efficiently until the engine has warmed up. Journeys typically 2-3 miles long will considerably increase your fuel consumption.

12. Consider converting to NGV.

13. Use fuel saving cars.

14. Use technology like Fixed & mobile Phone, Internet, Video Conferences. This will lessen your dependent on car and fuels.

15. Avoid dark color car. Choosing a lighter color will mean less heat absorption which will gives less stress to car air condition system....less fuel..

16. Choose the right tires for your car.

17. Choose the right rim for your car.

18. Consider car pooling or public transport

19. Tint your car. Tinted car can also save some fuel coz if your car is cool, you don’t need to turn on air-condition

20. Go on Diet including your family as every 50KG and save 2% of your fuel consumption.

21. Turn-off engine while waiting for gf or wife or kids.


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Mabel
Posted on: 2010/2/23 19:20
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Quote:

Amir1915 wrote:
21. Turn-off engine while waiting for gf or wife or kids.

but hey... where is the fun having a car when you always think of fuel bill!


Thank you. Hmm ..I suppose if you stop more than 15 minutes, it's better to switch off your car.


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Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
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Mabel
Posted on: 2010/2/23 19:18
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Quote:

Gan wrote:
refill the petrol with 'Sheel V Power' Higher RON



Thanks for the tips Doc. I will include this tip in my other thread.


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Gan
Posted on: 2010/2/23 17:54
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Joined: 2008/12/5
From: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Posts: 1772
Benz Model: W202 , W204 . E90
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
refill the petrol with 'Sheel V Power' Higher RON

understand the V Power Was EXPENSIVE

but in the LONG run ...

It really save ..

better kilometer ....
better performance ....
less maintenance ....

hope this helps ....


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Amir1915
Posted on: 2010/2/23 17:45
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From: Labuan
Posts: 189
Benz Model: C230K Sport Coupe
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
21. Turn-off engine while waiting for gf or wife or kids.

but hey... where is the fun having a car when you always think of fuel bill!


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sagav
Posted on: 2010/2/23 2:25
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From: Seremban,N9
Posts: 179
Benz Model: anything topless
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
delete posted at the wrong thread about subsidy petrol
SORRY.


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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/10/13 21:46
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Initially, when I posted this thread, I was thinking of sharing what was given to me by my friend on 12 tips on how to save your fuel bill. Little did I know that we have such a creative mybenzers coming up with additional 8 tips. Thanks a million for sharing all your thoughts. With this kind of team we have here, we could move mountains ..

Summing up, here is our “master piece”.

20 Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills.

1.Find the best fuel that gives you the best fuel consumption.

2.Pump up your tyres. Under-inflated tyres create more rolling resistance and so use more fuel. Go to your local petrol station and use their pump – it is normally free.

3.Put your car on a low fat diet. An extra 50kg will increase your petrol consumption by an average of 2%. Declutter your car boot, and keep anything non-essential at home and not in your car.

4.Streamline. Roof racks and bicycle carriers create extra wind resistance and so increase fuel consumption. If you do not need it, take it off.

5.Turn off the air-conditioning. It increases your petrol consumption by as much as 10 per cent – so if it is only mildly warm, put the fans on or wind down your window. That said, if you are traveling over 60mph having the window down increases drag which increases your fuel consumption – so air conditioning would be better.

6.Stick to the limits. The faster you go, the more fuel you use. Driving at 70mph uses up to 9% more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15% more than at 50mph, according to statistics.

7.Change your oil. Clean oil reduces the wear caused by friction of moving engine parts, helping to improve fuel consumption. You should change the oil in a petrol car once a year or every 7500 miles. For a diesel engine it is recommended you change the oil every 6 months or 3000 miles.

8.Drive Smoothly. Acceleration and deceleration is what uses most fuel – so try to slow down gradually at lights, avoid heavy braking and try not to rev too much.

9.Avoid rough surfaces. Gravel or heavy dirt surfaces can increase your fuel consumption by up to 30% – not to mention the affect on your paintwork. If there is a route involving smooth tarmac, even if it is slightly longer, then take that.

10.Rather obviously… use your car less. Combine short trips – such as buying the paper, dropping-off the recycling, or collecting the kids – rather than making multiple short trips. Consider cycling instead for short journeys.

11.Go slow on a cold engine. Cold engines use twice as much fuel as a warm engine, and catalytic converters take 6 miles to become effective. So avoid either short trips completely or drive efficiently until the engine has warmed up. Journeys typically 2-3 miles long will considerably increase your fuel consumption.

12. Consider converting to NGV.

13. Use fuel saving cars.

14. Use technology like Fixed & mobile Phone, Internet, Video Conferences. This will lessen your dependent on car and fuels.

15. Avoid dark color car. Choosing a lighter color will mean less heat absorption which will gives less stress to car air condition system....less fuel..

16. Choose the right tires for your car.

17. Choose the right rim for your car.

18. Consider car pooling or public transport

19. Tint your car. Tinted car can also save some fuel coz if your car is cool, you don’t need to turn on air-condition

20. Go on Diet including your family as every 50KG and save 2% of your fuel consumption.


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Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/10/11 20:31
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Quote:

MRDJ wrote:
Quote:

e22razgriz wrote:
There was a gentleman who went to the extreme of removing the spare tire from his boot ! I heard he got good fuel mileage......... heh heh heh



I doubt he will be getting any mileage for awhile if his tyre goes flat in the middle of nowhere..but pretty interesting idea though..


True...I suppose the idea was good and in line with Tips No 3 and 20. So I would say this has already been covered. Thanks for the feedback!


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Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/10/11 20:23
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Quote:

hoggies wrote:
Tip
20. Go on Diet (since according to tip #3 every 50KG and save 2%). Save on fuel, save also on makan bills and can pakai baju from 10 years ago!


Bolih di terima...but we probably need the whole family and friends to go on diet to achieve that 50KG saving...


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Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

MRDJ
Posted on: 2009/10/11 14:38
Home away from home
Joined: 2008/9/29
From: Shah Alam/Rawang
Posts: 355
Benz Model: S320 W140
Message:
Re: Tips to cut the cost of your fuel bills
Quote:

e22razgriz wrote:
There was a gentleman who went to the extreme of removing the spare tire from his boot ! I heard he got good fuel mileage......... heh heh heh



I doubt he will be getting any mileage for awhile if his tyre goes flat in the middle of nowhere..but pretty interesting idea though..


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