Could you be a more fuel-efficient driver?
We know how important fuel consumption is, and in order to help you make your Peugeot as efficient as possible here a few tips to help improve your fuel efficiency...
1 – Make sure you’re in the right gear
Driving in a too high or too low gear makes your car work harder and therefore increases your fuel consumtion
2 – Drive calmly at a moderate speed
Nervous or aggressive driving, braking and accelerating constantly, increases fuel consumption unnecessarily
3 – Don’t overload your car
The heavier your car, the harder the engine needs to work to drive it forward, this means higher fuel consumption.
4 – Plan your journeys
Your car consumes more fuel in traffic jams or when you use it frequently for short journeys
5 – Heat up your car by driving, instead of leaving the engine idling
6 – Keep the windows up
Driving with an open sunroof or windows considerably increases drag.
7 – Limit your use of the heating and air con as they use up energy
The more electricity you use the more fuel you consume
8 – Have your car serviced regularly
If vehicle sub-systems (engine, gearbox, air conditioning, tyres, etc.) are poorly maintained, your car runs less efficiently and consumes more fuel.
9 – Pay attention to what your on-board computer tells you
10 – If your car’s new, follow the guidelines for running it in
11 – Check the weather report - and adjust your driving accordingly
Source Peugeot UK