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15 Ways to Make Your Car Fuel Last Longer

Car Fuel Lasting Longer is the desire of every vehicle/car owner. This article will help you better your fuel consumption and make your vehicle more fuel efficient. So, if you actually want to know to ways to Make Your Car Fuel Last Longer and Maximize Fuel Economy; continue reading…..

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Petrol is becoming more and more expensive! We can’t do anything about the price of fuel but we can offer you tips on how to maximize your car’s fuel economy to help it last longer.

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My line of work has been in petroleum for about 31 years now.  At the Marian Hill Pipeline where I work in Durban we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period through the pipeline.  One day is diesel; the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded.  We have 34-storage tanks with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres and fuel consumptions rate have been on increase.

Many car owners get worried over the high rate of their car fuel consumption. Some blame their car for the default even when it is not the fault of the car. So, if you’re one of those whose car consumes fuel more than you expect, follow the below tips to maximize your fuel economy.

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To get more of your money’s worth for every litre of fuel you purchased, here are tips to make your maximize your fuel consumption and make your fuel last longer.

Ways to make your car fuel last longer/maximize fuel economy

  1. Buy/ fill up your car’s fuel tank only in the early morning.

All service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. Buy or fill up your car’s fuel tank only in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold.  The colder the ground the more dense the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening your litre is not exactly a litre.  In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

A one degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business.  But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

  1. Don’t squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to fast mode

If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages:  low, middle, and high.  In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapour that is created while you are pumping.  All hoses at the pump have a vapour return.  If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour.  Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

  1. Fill up your fuel tank when your tank is HALF FULL.

This is one of the most important tips to make your fuel last longer. The reason for this is because the more fuel you have in your tank the less air is occupying its empty space.  Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine.  Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof.  This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.  Unlike service stations, here where I work every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

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  1. DO NOT fill up if there is fuel truck pumping fuel into storage tanks

Most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.  The dirt does not burn rather it it block the fuel nozzle. So, it will be very necessary to avoid buying fuel when the truck is offloading fuel on the storage tank in the petroleum filling station.

  1. Carryout Basic maintenance regularly

Keep your car well maintained and serviced occasionally. Pump up your tyres to reduce resistance and get the car serviced regularly. Service your car’s injector when necessary. When you allow your car fuel to finish, it will suck particles and dirt. These block the injector and increase the fuel consumption. Servicing the car injector will to reduce fuel consumption rate and enhance fuel flow rate.

  1. Avoid carrying weight objects

Remove excess weight from your car. Take unnecessary bulky items out of the car because if you drive with them, they drag the car back and hence increase the fuel consumption

  1. Minimize drag

External carriages such as roof boxes or bike racks whenever they aren’t being used should be removed. They forces the car to work harder to cut through the air due to the extra wind resistance such items create.

  1. Turn off AC

Always turn off the AC unless it really cold or uncomfortably warm in the car. Using it can put a strain on the car engine and burn more fuel than expected, especially at low speeds. The same goes for heated windscreens, demisters and other electrical appliances that are on when driving.

  1. Be Gentle and Change up early

Be gentle and change gear early. Accelerate and brake gently, and change to a higher gear as soon as possible. As a general guide, change up before 2000rpm in a diesel and 2500rpm in a petrol, without letting the engine struggle at low revs.

  1. Always Obey speed limits

Stick to the speed limits always. Research shows that doing 80mph uses up to 25% more fuel than doing 70mph.

  1. Be alert and Use gravity

Be alert! Look far ahead while driving and keep moving where possible by anticipating obstacles. Easing off the throttle and keeping momentum is better than speeding up, braking and then starting all over again.

Other ways Make Your Car Fuel Last Longer

  1. Take it easy on the pedal

Try not dragging or forcefully match the pedal when driving. It can suck up lot of fuel in the process. Match the pedal easily.

  1. Inflate those tires to the correct pressure

Over inflation or under inflation of the car tire’s pressure can increase the fuel consumption. It is recommended that you ensure your car tires are inflated to the correct pressure.

  1. Stick to the motor oil recommended by your vehicle manufacturer

This is often neglected. However, it is vital you stick to the motor oil recommended by the vehicle manufacturer as this does not only affect fuel consumption but it also the overall maintained of the car.

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  1. Monitor the Speedometer

Hope this will help you get the most value for your money while your fuel last longer.

MMM Nigeria Founder, Sergey Mavrodi dies at 62 in Moscow, Russia

MMM Nigeria Founder, Sergey Mavrodi dies at 62 of heart Attack. The news has spread the whole social media and internet .

MMM founder Sergey Mavrodi dies
Sergey Mavrodi

According to the news posted on PO of MMM participant website’s dashboard; the tragic event took place on March 26,  leader and ideological mastermind — Sergey Mavrodi — left his life. In the street, he felt unwell and complained of weakness and heartache. A passer-by called an ambulance, Sergey Mavrodi was hospitalized, alas, he couldn’t be saved. Sergey Mavrodi died at the age of 62.

In this regard, the МММ System shifts to a “pause” mode. It is impossible to provide and get help; Mavros don’t grow. In the near future, Administration will take a decision concerning MMM’s future and report on it officially.

Sergey Mavrodi devoted his life to serving other people. He abstained from conveniences and material benefits, communication with his family and friends in order that no one could influence him and the System. Sergey Mavrodi worked until his dying day: without holidays and vacations. Mr Mavrody always felt his responsibility for the participants and the System. He never pursued any self-interest.

Mr Mavrodi, long before the cryptocurrencies emergence, predicted that the modern financial system would become a thing of the past. While today we can see that many of Mr Mavrodi’s predictions have already come true: alternatives to fiat money have appeared and they become increasingly widely disseminated. Let us remember the principles that Mr Mavrodi defended: mutual aid and justice; and strive to implement those principles in our life. This will be our best contribution to Mavrodi’s mission.

Sergey Mavrodi is a great man who managed to unite a huge number of people worldwide in the struggle for a single purpose. MMM was his life’s work; he dreamed of changing the world. Sergey Mavrodi, you will always be in our hearts!

МММ Administration

Should Nigerians whose money are stuck in MMM rejoice or what? Well, I don’t know. What will be the fate of MMM again? I don’t know. It is said; MMM system is put on pause mode right now. Let’s watch as the whole drama unfold itself.

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