INCREASING PETROL PRICES GETTING
YOU DOWN? WHILE TRAVELLING VIA
CAR IS STILL A DAILY COMMITMENT FOR
MOST, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU
CAN DO TO HELP GO THE EXTRA MILE.
By Hilke Alberto
JUST SLOW DOWN:
1 Every km that you drive faster, the more money you spend. It’s estimated that every 10 km you drive over 100 km is the equivalent of paying an extra N$1 per litre of petrol.
DON’T IDLE YOUR FUNDS AWAY:
2 Idling your car can consume up to a litre of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner use.
3 STAY IN TUNE:
A properly tuned vehicle can improve fuel mileage by up to 4%, depending on the type of work or repairs.
4 Properly inflated tyres can improve your mileage by up to 3.3%. And that’s not just a bunch of hot air!
PLAN THE SAVINGS:
5 Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multi-purpose trip covering the same distance.
DID WE COVER THE CARPOOL?:
6 Daily commuting to work or school is typically the largest portion of our monthly fuel expenses. Therefore, it makes sense to split those costs with others in similar situations. Set up a carpool route with a friend or a colleague and enjoy the savings and the company.