The small changes that make big fuel savings

31/01/2018

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As a fleet manager, we know that you’re always looking for ways to save money for your business, and one of the ways to do this is through your fuel.

The small changes that make big fuel savings

As a fleet manager, we know that you’re always looking for ways to save money for your business, and one of the ways to do this is through your fuel.

A fuelGenie card already helps your fleet save on its fuel costs due to the fact we use Supermarket fuel suppliers, which are known for their value for money. However, there are also other ways you and your drivers can save on their fuel.

Drive in higher gears

High gears and low revs is not just a way you and your drivers should be driving in wintery conditions. Reducing your revs and driving in the highest gear possible helps make your vehicle more fuel efficient and in turn, save you money.

Plan your route

Planning yours or your driver’s routes so that it’s the most fuel efficient will help save money on fuel costs. We’ve got a whole article here (link to earlier article) on how route planning will help with fuel efficiency.

Get up and go

Sitting in the car waiting for it to warm up uses more fuel and warms the engine up slower than just heading straight out. Next time it’s a bit chilling in the morning, instead of sitting on the drive or in the depot waiting for a bit of warmth, get off and start driving instead. Not only will the vehicle heat up quicker, a warm engine is the most fuel efficient engine.

Check your tyres

A low tyre pressure puts a lot of strain on your cars, including your fuel consumption. The lower a car’s tyre pressure, the more fuel the vehicle will be consuming. Make sure you’re keeping an eye on your fleet’s tyre pressure regularly so that the vehicles performing at their most efficient.

Turn off your air conditioning

Having your air conditioning on unnecessarily increases the amount of fuel a vehicle is using. Turning it off once it’s hit the right temperature, or opening a window in summer instead of relying on air conditioning can help save on fuel.

What are you doing to save on fuel in your fleet? Let us know on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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