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TrustedDealers.co.uk Hypermiling Handbook

TrustedDealers .co.uk Hypermiling Handbook Tips for fuel efficient driving
TrustedDealers .co.uk Hypermiling Handbook Tips for fuel efficient driving
TrustedDealers .co.uk Hypermiling Handbook Tips for fuel efficient driving

Tips for fuel efficient driving

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!"#$%&'(#)%" The light flashes up and you shudder at the thought of stopping, filling your

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The light flashes up and you shudder at the thought of stopping, filling your car and having only an empty wallet and a pack of mints to show for your five minutes at the petrol station.

mints to show for your five minutes at the petrol station. You’re far from being alone.
mints to show for your five minutes at the petrol station. You’re far from being alone.

You’re far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening

far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we
far from being alone. So how do you avoid it happening quite so often? Well we

quite so often? Well we thought we’d compile some of the best, most practical tips on increasing fuel efficiency in one handbook.

tips on increasing fuel efficiency in one handbook. Feel free to share this guide far and

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$++(.($"&''.)/ As fuel prices and concerns about the environment increase,
$++(.($"&''.)/ As fuel prices and concerns about the environment increase,
$++(.($"&''.)/ As fuel prices and concerns about the environment increase,

As fuel prices and concerns about the environment increase, so does the efficiency of modern cars. One of the best ways of increasing fuel efficiency

and reducing your expenditure on fuel is to invest in the latest technology.

expenditure on fuel is to invest in the latest technology. Consider your choice of car. Big

Consider your choice of car. Big isn’t always beautiful, small and frugal could save you a packet.

latest technology. Consider your choice of car. Big isn’t always beautiful, small and frugal could save

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latest technology. Consider your choice of car. Big isn’t always beautiful, small and frugal could save
Underinflated tyres waste fuel because they increase a car’s rolling resistance and therefore increase the
Underinflated tyres waste fuel because they increase a car’s rolling resistance and therefore increase the

Underinflated tyres waste fuel because they increase a car’s rolling resistance and therefore increase the energy required to keep it moving at the same speed.

Check tyre pressures every fortnight and inflate them within the manufacturer’s guidelines. Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the

Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres
Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres
Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres
Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres
Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres
Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres
Don’t overinflate tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres

handling of your car.

tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also
tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also
tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also
tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also
tyres as this can severely impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also

Badly worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency, so check the tread regularly.

impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency, so check
impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency, so check
impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency, so check

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impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency, so check
impact the handling of your car. Badly worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency, so check
!"#$%"&'2331,0&('$#&4$2'&3$$/ Removing clutter from your car will reduce its weight

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Removing clutter from your car will reduce its weight and decrease the load it has to move, thus increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

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$/0"'&)**",,$'1", less aerodynamic. Less aerodynamic vehicles are less fuel
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$/0"'&)**",,$'1", less aerodynamic. Less aerodynamic vehicles are less fuel
$/0"'&)**",,$'1", less aerodynamic. Less aerodynamic vehicles are less fuel

less aerodynamic. Less aerodynamic vehicles are less fuel efficient. Bike racks and cargo boxes will also add weight to your car, further reducing fuel efficiency.

are less fuel efficient. Bike racks and cargo boxes will also add weight to your car,
are less fuel efficient. Bike racks and cargo boxes will also add weight to your car,
are less fuel efficient. Bike racks and cargo boxes will also add weight to your car,
are less fuel efficient. Bike racks and cargo boxes will also add weight to your car,
are less fuel efficient. Bike racks and cargo boxes will also add weight to your car,

Roof racks and other accessories make your car

efficiency. Roof racks and other accessories make your car Take unnecessary weight out of your car

Take unnecessary weight out of your car to reduce your headache at the pumps.

Remove accessories that increase weight

and effect your cars

aerodynamics.

car to reduce your headache at the pumps. Remove accessories that increase weight and effect your

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car to reduce your headache at the pumps. Remove accessories that increase weight and effect your
1&,2"/&()*+,(/0,(,&#+.0,.) Dirty intake filters, worn out oil and knackered spark plugs all reduce your

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Dirty intake filters, worn out oil and knackered spark plugs all reduce your engine’s efficiency, which is turn means higher fuel usage. Making sure your car is regularly serviced will help maintain fuel efficiency.

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fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that
fuel efficiency. !"#$%&'()*+,(-&%,*.(/0- Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that

Evaporating petrol will escape from a petrol cap that isn’t properly sealed. Ensure yours is to avoid wasting fuel and make sure broken caps or seals are fixed as a priority.

Get your car regularly serviced to maintain fuel efficiency.

Check your petrol cap is shut and not broken

or without a seal.

car regularly serviced to maintain fuel efficiency. Check your petrol cap is shut and not broken

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car regularly serviced to maintain fuel efficiency. Check your petrol cap is shut and not broken
!"#$%&'()'%'*+%+",-"+%-.% $/0%-"'+"1%'/%#+(2+ Don’t start your engine and

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Don’t start your engine and then sit idling. Drive off straight away if possible.

Cut your engine if you need to wait longer than expected. Modern fuel injection engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a

engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your
engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your
engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your
engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your
engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your
engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your
engines use less fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your

minute running.

fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go.
fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go.
fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go.
fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go.
fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go.
fuel to start then they do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go.

Start your engine and go.

do during half a minute running. Start your engine and go. 5 Wait around with the

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Wait around with the engine running.

If you stop for more

than a minute it is more efficient to shut the engine off.

5 Wait around with the engine running. If you stop for more than a minute it
/%'.*0'1"20 !""#$%&'(")%'*+,'+'-",. Air conditioning reduces fuel

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Air conditioning reduces fuel efficiency – full stop.

If you can avoid using it then do. At low speeds

full stop. If you can avoid using it then do. At low speeds sunroof to cool

sunroof to cool off.

avoid using it then do. At low speeds sunroof to cool off. cut the air con
avoid using it then do. At low speeds sunroof to cool off. cut the air con
avoid using it then do. At low speeds sunroof to cool off. cut the air con

cut the air con and open windows and your

At higher speeds shut windows and sunroofs to reduce aerodynamic drag and increase fuel efficiency. Try to use your car’s fans to cool down, only resorting to air conditioning as a final step.

down, only resorting to air conditioning as a final step. Look at alternatives to air conditioning
down, only resorting to air conditioning as a final step. Look at alternatives to air conditioning

Look at alternatives to air conditioning at low speeds, but accept it has to be used when speed increases.

final step. Look at alternatives to air conditioning at low speeds, but accept it has to

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final step. Look at alternatives to air conditioning at low speeds, but accept it has to
!"##$%&'"%&()*"'&*%+( Drive in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine.

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Drive in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine. Modern cars are governed by sophisticated engine management systems that control fuel injection and prevent petrol flooding the engine and being burned inefficiently.

Try not to let your revs reach inefficient levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car

levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.
levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.
levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.
levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.
levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.
levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.
levels. Move up a gear before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel.

and 2,000rpm in a diesel.

before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel. Change up and use higher
before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel. Change up and use higher
before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel. Change up and use higher
before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel. Change up and use higher
before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel. Change up and use higher
before 2,500rpm in a petrol car and 2,000rpm in a diesel. Change up and use higher

Change up and use higher gears as soon as possible when building speed.

use higher gears as soon as possible when building speed. 7 Stutter along in a high

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Stutter along in a high gear at low speeds. This can prove dangerous to yourself and other road users.

building speed. 7 Stutter along in a high gear at low speeds. This can prove dangerous
!"#$%&'())*+,- Accelerate and break smoothly to conserve fuel. Accelerating sharply and then braking sharply

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Accelerate and break smoothly to conserve fuel. Accelerating sharply and then braking sharply wastes energy and consequently fuel.

Think of yourself as driving without brakes. Look and think ahead so that you can anticipate what other road users will do. Also try to safely predict what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking

what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the
what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the
what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the
what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the
what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the
what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the
what traffic will do at junctions to prevent braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the

sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the

braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the vehicle in front will help you to do
braking sharply. Leaving space between yourself and the vehicle in front will help you to do

vehicle in front will help you to do this.

yourself and the vehicle in front will help you to do this. Brake and accelerate smoothly.

Brake and accelerate smoothly. Learn to anticipate what other

road Look users at alternatives are going to to air

do conditioning so you can at avoid low

accelerating speeds, but accept and it has

braking to be used sharply. when speed increases.

it has braking to be used sharply. when speed increases. 8 Drive erratically. Make sure that

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Drive erratically. Make sure that you don’t endanger yourself or other road users.

sharply. when speed increases. 8 Drive erratically. Make sure that you don’t endanger yourself or other
!"#$%&"'$()**+ The aerodynamic drag created as your car passes through the air only increases with

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The aerodynamic drag created as your car passes through the air only increases with speed. Reducing you speed on motorways and other fast roads will cut fuel consumption.

A vehicle’s most efficient speed is generally just after you change into the highest gear. Driving at

just after you change into the highest gear. Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more
just after you change into the highest gear. Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more

85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling

Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed

at 70mph.

Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed

Reduce your speed to cut your fuel consumption.

Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed

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Driving at 85mph uses 25 per cent more fuel than travelling at 70mph. Reduce your speed
!"#$%&'()*+"), Cruise control can be beneficial if you are the type of driver whose speed

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Cruise control can be beneficial if you are the type of driver whose speed gradually creeps up, or if you are struggling to hold a steady speed.

Generally, using cruise control is less efficient than managing the throttle yourself. It should only be used on flat roads, as cruise control will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain

will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –
will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –
will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –
will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –
will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –
will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –
will increase throttle on uphill stretches to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill –

speed and releases again when going downhill –

to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill – which is at odds with efficient
to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill – which is at odds with efficient
to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill – which is at odds with efficient
to maintain speed and releases again when going downhill – which is at odds with efficient

which is at odds with efficient driving techniques.

– which is at odds with efficient driving techniques. Use cruise control on flat roads if
– which is at odds with efficient driving techniques. Use cruise control on flat roads if

Use cruise control on flat roads if you struggle to control your speed.

on flat roads if you struggle to control your speed. 10 Use cruise control on hilly

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Use cruise control on hilly roads, as it will

control the throttle

inefficiently.

you struggle to control your speed. 10 Use cruise control on hilly roads, as it will
!"#$%&'())'*(+,'-./#.- As mentioned above it is worth considering that modern fuel injections don’t

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As mentioned above it is worth considering that modern fuel injections don’t use as much fuel to start as older engines. Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact.

Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary
Start-stop technology in modern cars plays on this fact. Cut your engine if you are stationary

Cut your engine if you are stationary for more than one minute.

your engine if you are stationary for more than one minute. 11 Cut your engine if

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Cut your engine if it is dangerous to do so.

Always remain in

control of your vehicle.

for more than one minute. 11 Cut your engine if it is dangerous to do so.
!"#$%&'()"&*)+,&$(-.)/012(- Finally, a use for your trip computer! Keep your average mpg on screen

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Finally, a use for your trip computer! Keep your average mpg on screen at all times to monitor fuel consumption.

Reset the computer when making regular journeys and compare and contrast driving techniques to understand what works best for you and your car.

to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
to understand what works best for you and your car. Think of improving your fuel consumption
Think of improving your fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score!
Think of improving your fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score!
Think of improving your fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score!
Think of improving your fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score!

Think of improving your fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score!

Think of improving your fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score!
fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score! Keep a track of your

Keep a track of your average mpg and try to improve it.

fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score! Keep a track of your

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fuel consumption as a game – and keep improving your score! Keep a track of your
!"#$%&%'()*+%*,&*%"-./*%0)-1 Time spent in stationary traffic queues is fuel wasted. Try to vary your

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Time spent in stationary traffic queues is fuel wasted. Try to vary your route and find roads that aren’t as busy.

That said, taking a much longer route to simply avoid traffic could result in you using more fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best.

fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to
fuel. Try out a few routes to see which one suits you best. Keep moving to

Keep moving to reduce your fuel consumption.

suits you best. Keep moving to reduce your fuel consumption. 13 Rat-run through residential areas, or

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Rat-run through residential areas, or go

too far out of your way to

avoid traffic - you could well end up using more fuel!

through residential areas, or go too far out of your way to avoid traffic - you
!"#$%&'()*$+,%-+$./&%',%/"0$ Leaving yourself enough time to make a journey will ensure you

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Leaving yourself enough time to make a journey will ensure you don’t rush and drive quicker. If you feel under pressure you will drive faster and brake harder.

Driving efficiently means that you will often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users.

often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time
often drive in a more relaxed way than other road users. Leave yourself plenty of time

Leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare…

road users. Leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Remember the story of the

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road users. Leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Remember the story of the
!"#$%&'()%*)+,-%*'%*./%-.',- If you have to make more than one stop when completing your weekend

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If you have to make more than one stop when completing your weekend errands then travel to the furthest point first. This will mean you are doing the majority of driving when your car is warmed up and using less fuel.

If your route involves a hill then pick up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will

up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you
up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you
up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you
up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you
up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you
up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you
up heavier items at a higher point than your home. This will ensure gravity gives you

ensure gravity gives you a helping hand on the

This will ensure gravity gives you a helping hand on the way back, and prevents you

way back, and prevents you from having to power up hills with a full load. Also try to combine jobs so you avoid making multiple trips.

Also try to combine jobs so you avoid making multiple trips. Plan your journeys and make
Also try to combine jobs so you avoid making multiple trips. Plan your journeys and make

Plan your journeys and make the most of trips out by combining errands and considering your route.

multiple trips. Plan your journeys and make the most of trips out by combining errands and

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multiple trips. Plan your journeys and make the most of trips out by combining errands and
!"#$%&'%"(&)"*+#,- Using your vehicle’s brakes is the most inefficient way of stopping because

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Using your vehicle’s brakes is the most inefficient way of stopping because it results in an immediate loss of kinetic energy – ultimately meaning that fuel is converted into heat and brake dust.

When coming to a stop try to coast up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with

up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the
up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the
up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the
up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the
up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the
up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the
up to a junction and slow gradually, providing you with the opportunity to continue if the

the opportunity to continue if the lights change. It

with the opportunity to continue if the lights change. It takes much less energy to accelerate
with the opportunity to continue if the lights change. It takes much less energy to accelerate
with the opportunity to continue if the lights change. It takes much less energy to accelerate
with the opportunity to continue if the lights change. It takes much less energy to accelerate

takes much less energy to accelerate a car that is already traveling a few miles per hour than it does to accelerate from a standing stop.

per hour than it does to accelerate from a standing stop. Try and drive without brakes
per hour than it does to accelerate from a standing stop. Try and drive without brakes

Try and drive without brakes and coast to a stop where possible.

and drive without brakes and coast to a stop where possible. 16 Get out of control,

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Get out of control, hold up a huge queue of traffic, or put your

fellow road users at risk.

to a stop where possible. 16 Get out of control, hold up a huge queue of
!"#$%&'("#%)*+)%,"--%*.-/% 01'%23"4.%(-1,.3 Fast paced music has been proven to negatively

!"#$%&'("#%)*+)%,"--%*.-/%

01'%23"4.%(-1,.3

Fast paced music has been proven to negatively influence drivers, making them more impatient, aggressive and likely to speed.

In contrast, slower paced music is more relaxing and reduces stress – meaning you drive in a

more relaxing and reduces stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart
more relaxing and reduces stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart

more controlled way.

stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you
stress – meaning you drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you

Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you want to drive in a controlled and fuel efficient way.

drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you want to drive in

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drive in a more controlled way. Swap Mozart for Motorhead if you want to drive in
!"##$%&'#()&$*+,%&-.$%/' When you arrive at your destination carefully pick your parking spot.

!"##$%&'#()&$*+,%&-.$%/'

When you arrive at your destination carefully pick your parking spot.

Back into your space – it will make it easier to exit and therefore you will spend less time, and use less energy, negotiating out of your parking space when your engine is cold and more inefficient.

space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
space when your engine is cold and more inefficient. Also, park on the periphery of any
Also, park on the periphery of any car park to avoid the congestion that other
Also, park on the periphery of any car park to avoid the congestion that other
Also, park on the periphery of any car park to avoid the congestion that other
Also, park on the periphery of any car park to avoid the congestion that other

Also, park on the periphery of any car park to avoid the congestion that other cars and pedestrians can cause in busy areas.

park on the periphery of any car park to avoid the congestion that other cars and
that other cars and pedestrians can cause in busy areas. Back into spaces so that you

Back into spaces so that you use less fuel when manoeuvring to leave the space.

pedestrians can cause in busy areas. Back into spaces so that you use less fuel when

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pedestrians can cause in busy areas. Back into spaces so that you use less fuel when