Guidance for drivers to cut fuel costs
As prices at the fuel pump remain volatile and possible changes to road tax loom, electricians have been reminded that vehicle maintenance and driver behaviour can have a big impact on fuel consumption and fleet operating costs.
Fuel card provider fuelGenie has published new guidance for drivers to help them optimise their fleets and driver habits, to keep fuel age, and costs, as low as possible.
For instance, underinflated tyres are one of the main reasons for less miles-to-the-gallon and it has been estimated that if all four are underinflated by 10psi then it can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10% because of the greater drag being caused.
fuelGenie Managing Director Robert Pieczka said to Professional Electrician magazine: “The financial squeeze looks set to only get worse so it is financially prudent for electricians to look at reducing operating costs.
“This includes vehicle fuel costs which can be a major draw on business outgoings. Reducing fuel consumption, through vehicle maintenance and changing driver behaviour, is an economical way to reduce fuel costs and is more crucial than ever.”
Other vehicle maintenance tips to reduce fuel consumption include correct wheel alignment, plus regular vehicle servicing. Click here to view the original article from Professional Electrician magazine and learn more.