Welcome to Perth City ŠKODA’s guide on fuel efficiency! As pioneers in creating powerful yet fuel-efficient vehicles, we understand the importance of making every drop of fuel count. While our cars are engineered with state-of-the-art technologies to consume less fuel, your driving habits play a pivotal role too. Careless driving can unnecessarily increase your fuel consumption.
Today, with rising fuel prices and mounting environmental concerns, driving efficiently is more crucial than ever. Read on to discover Perth City ŠKODA’s top 10 tips to help you maximise fuel economy and contribute to a sustainable future.
Why ŠKODA Cares About Fuel Efficiency
At Perth City ŠKODA, fuel efficiency is more than a feature; it’s a commitment to our core value of sustainability, as outlined in our latest Sustainability Report. By integrating cutting-edge technologies into our vehicles, we aim to deliver a driving experience that is both powerful and fuel-efficient. Our dedication to sustainability goes beyond engineering; it’s an integral part of our mission to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. We’re convinced that every move towards fuel-efficient driving is a shared advancement towards a more sustainable future for everyone.
Tip 1: Drive Smoothly
Smooth driving reduces fuel consumption and benefits the environment. Sudden acceleration or braking can lead to unnecessary fuel usage. Easing into your speed and applying the brakes gently not only provides a more comfortable ride but also helps in maintaining fuel efficiency. This approach aligns perfectly with ŠKODA’s commitment to sustainable mobility.
Tip 2: Keep a Steady Speed
Maintaining a constant speed allows your engine to operate in its optimum efficiency zone. ŠKODA’s Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) even deactivates cylinders to save fuel when steady speeds are maintained. The less your speed fluctuates, the less your engine has to work, leading to lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
Tip 3: Use Cruise Control Wisely
Cruise control can be a real fuel-saver on long, flat stretches of road by maintaining a consistent speed within the speed limit. However, in hilly terrain, it’s more fuel-efficient to manually control your speed. This strategy allows you to gain momentum before a hill and use it to climb, thereby using less fuel than the cruise control might.
Tip 4: Check Tire Pressure Regularly
Incorrect tire pressure can significantly affect your car’s fuel efficiency. Although ŠKODA’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System helps, manual checks are advisable, especially before long trips. Proper tire pressure ensures optimal driving performance and reduces fuel consumption, which aligns with ŠKODA’s sustainability objectives.
Tip 5: Limit Use of Air Conditioning
While air conditioning offers comfort, it also increases fuel consumption. Use it wisely, and consider alternatives like using the car’s vent system. Automatic air conditioning systems are more energy-efficient than manual ones, but both should be used sparingly for optimal fuel efficiency.
Tip 6: Plan Your Trips Efficiently
Combining errands and avoiding rush hours can help save both fuel and time. Efficient trip planning minimises idling and stop-and-go traffic, which are major contributors to increased fuel consumption. Efficient route planning is a cornerstone of ŠKODA’s sustainable driving practices.
Tip 7: Use Higher Gears
Driving in a higher gear reduces engine RPM, which can lead to better fuel economy without stressing the engine. ŠKODA cars with manual gearboxes feature a gear-change advisor to help you find the most efficient gear for your speed, aligning with the brand’s sustainable ethos.
Tip 8: Be Mindful of Weight and Drag
Extra weight, like unused child seats or bike carriers, affects fuel efficiency by making your engine work harder. These additional loads also increase aerodynamic drag, further reducing fuel economy. Keeping your car free of unnecessary items is a simple yet effective way to be more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly.
Tip 9: Limit Idling
Idling consumes more fuel than you might think and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. ŠKODA’s Start-Stop system helps by turning off the engine during brief stops. When waiting for extended periods, such as at railway crossings, consider turning off the engine manually to conserve fuel.
Tip 10: Maintain Your Vehicle
Regular maintenance ensures that your car runs at peak efficiency. This includes timely oil changes, air-filter replacements, and keeping the fuel and emission systems in check. A well-maintained vehicle is more fuel-efficient and less polluting, making maintenance a key part of ŠKODA’s commitment to sustainability.
By following these tips, you’re not only saving money but also contributing to a more sustainable future, something that is at the heart of ŠKODA’s mission.
Maximise Fuel Efficiency With Our Expert Perth City ŠKODA Servicing
Fuel-efficient driving starts with you but maintaining it is our specialty.
At Perth City ŠKODA, we offer a range of services to ensure your vehicle performs at its best. Our digital service schedule ensures your maintenance records are easily accessible, making it convenient for you to switch between dealers. Our factory trained technicians possess unparalleled knowledge of ŠKODA vehicles, ensuring diligent care.
Looking for speedy repairs? Consider our ŠKODA express service. For those in Australia’s scorching heat, our comprehensive air conditioning service will keep you cool and your fuel efficiency optimal. We also offer wheel alignment services to maximise tyre lifespan and improve safety.
And it’s the little things that count—like resetting your radio stations and seat positions post-service. Plus, we only use ŠKODA Genuine Parts for unmatched quality.
For the ultimate in fuel efficiency and care, schedule your next SKODA service in Perth with us.