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10 July 2012

Michelin's Top 5 Tips to help you save fuel

 
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With today's unstable fuel prices, it's important for us motorists to get the most out of our cars. That is why Michelin has these Top 5 Tips to help us save on gas and get the most mileage out of our fuel. 
 
Make sure your tires are properly inflated
Under-inflated tires have a higher rolling resistance, and requires more fuel. Make it a practice to check your tire pressure at least once every month to improve gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Remember to let the tires cool down before taking measurements to avoid getting a false reading, since heat increases pressure.
 
Go easy on the accelerator and brakes
Sudden acceleration consumes a lot of gas, and so does sudden braking. When approaching a red light, keep your foot off the accelerator and let your car glide to a stop. Also, keep a considerable distance from other cars, so you don't have to slam on the brakes when they slow down. Maintaining your car's momentum is the key to saving fuel.
 
Lose the excess baggage
A loaded car burns more fuel. As much as possible, do not store heavy equipment, tools, and other unnecessary items in your trunk. Even the extra luggage on top of the roof increases the wind resistance of your car and makes it use up more gas. Be bright, go light.
 
Windows up, Windows down
Know how to use the car air conditioner wisely. Turning off the air conditioner and rolling down the windows when driving at a low speed gives you a bonus kilometer per liter of gas. And keeping the air conditioner on while driving at high speed actually improves fuel economy.
 
Switch to Michelin's fuel-efficient tires
Choose a good type of tires to use on your vehicle. Considering factors such as city driving, off-road driving, weather conditions, vehicle size. Fuel-efficient tires have excellent tread depth for lower rolling resistance, better braking and handling, and reduce the heat generated from driving.
 
Michelin offers a wide range of tires that can cater to these needs and delivers top-quality products that always provides safety, fuel efficiency, and long-lasting tires. Check what type of tire will best suit your specifications. Visit www.michelin.com.ph for more information.