Easy tips to cut down on fuel consumption

Fuel prices continue to skyrocket around the globe and we now live in a world in which every drop matters.

Car companies are constantly introducing new models with claims of superior fuel efficiency, but saving on fuel really begins with everyday driving habits.

As a fleet manager, saving costs in every aspect of your fleet is crucial and reducing fuel consumption is one of these.

There are myriad ways to make your fuel go further, and this can be as simple as removing some of the load from your vehicles.

Here are the easiest fuel-saving tricks which you can start using right away:

Remove excess load

The heavier the vehicle, the more fuel required to propel its mass along the road.

This is especially pertinent to companies who use their fleet to transport large quantities of items on a daily basis.

Plan your trips ahead so your vehicles are only carrying the necessary load!

Reduce the number of short trips

Another reason why it is important to plan your day ahead is to reduce the number of short trips your vehicles make.

Short journeys are not only bad for the engine, they will also eat up more fuel due to the engine not warming up properly.

Plan each fleet vehicle's route for the day and ensure your driver sticks to it to eliminate unnecessary short rides.

Keep up tyre pressure

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure is beneficial for your cars in more ways than one.

In addition to slowing down wear, it will also make your vehicle much more fuel efficient - so check your tyre pressure at least once a month.

Limit air conditioning

Air conditioning is a luxury now found on almost every car, but many people tend to have it on for long periods without thinking of the consequences.

Only turn it on when you really have to, as it can use up your fuel a lot quicker than you think!