Fuel-saving tips: Drivers are encouraged to use a little-known automotive feature to reduce fuel consumption
According to RAC Fuel Watch, drivers now face costs of 169.33 pence per liter for unleaded petrol and 183.49 pence per liter for diesel. While prices have been dropping almost constantly for several weeks, prices at the pump are now beginning to stagnate.
The RAC called out major retailers who offered drivers a “raw deal” at the pumps.
He added that average petrol costs are expected to be “at least” 10p lower, at around 161p per litre.
With the uncertainty surrounding gasoline and diesel prices, many drivers have turned to fuel-saving techniques.
Motorists are informed that they can save fuel while driving using a little-known automotive feature.
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Most cars with ISA technology allow the driver to turn it off, although this may lead to increased fuel consumption.
The RAC has stated that driving at a constant speed is crucial to reducing fuel consumption.
The automotive organization said the “biggest secret” to achieving high mpg is to drive at the highest speed possible for the vehicle while staying within the speed limit.
The best advice in urban areas is to shift as quickly as possible with the lowest rpm possible, probably around 2000 rpm.
Drivers are reminded that the faster an engine runs, the more fuel it consumes.
Optimal fuel economy is different for every car, but over the years 56 mph has been considered the best speed.
This was because the old fuel consumption test was run at three speeds: urban, 56mph and 75mph – and 56mph was still, unsurprisingly, the most efficient of these.
Generally, cars are most efficient between 45 and 50 mph.
The fuel economy of these vehicles also depends on other factors, including car weight and driving conditions.
Since July, all new cars sold in the European Union must be equipped with ISA systems.
It was thought the UK would follow suit in implementing the changes, but the Department for Transport confirmed that no decision had yet been made.
Speaking previously to Express.co.uk, a DfT spokesperson said: ‘The EU package of measures known as the General Safety Regulations will not come into force from July in Britain .
“No decision has yet been made on which elements of the package will be implemented in Britain.”