Simple steps to becoming a greener driver

Written by: Callie

Posted on February 29, 2016

Simple steps to becoming a greener driver

Fleet managers and drivers up and down the country could garner significant benefits from embracing greener driving practices – helping to cut their costs of motoring and protecting the environment at the same time.

There are some simple tips that all drivers should follow when it comes to a more sustainable approach to taking to the roads, so here we outline just a few of them:

  1. Drive in a higher gear – By driving in a higher gear the engine of the vehicle will not have to work as hard, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
  2. Stick to speed limits – Travelling at excess speed will mean far greater fuel consumption, costs and emissions. It's also not safe.
  3. Keep tyres properly inflated – By regularly checking tyres to ensure they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended psi, motorists can significantly improve their miles per gallon.
  4. Remove excess weight – De-cluttering the car is a great way to remove excess weight and ensure fuel efficiency is maximised when taking to the roads.
  5. Drive smoothly – Avoiding harsh braking and acceleration will allow the engine to operate with lower fuel consumption. This also makes for a more comfortable journey.

By taking heed of some of these simple suggestions, drivers across the UK could make great savings in the months and years to come, while also playing a crucial role in making the country a greener place to live.

 

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This story was posted by Daniel Crosby, Assistant Marketing Executive at the Fuel Card Group.