The Skoda Octavia is a fantastic vehicle and is designed to offer great fuel economy. Unfortunately, with the rising costs at the pump, more motorists are looking to save money on fuel. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to mitigate your fuel costs and cut your motoring expenses.
Plan Your Route
It is obvious that driving around aimlessly will burn more fuel, but planning your route can have an even more important role in your fuel consumption. The more consistent speeds of a freeway is more fuel efficient compared to the stop starts of suburban streets. In the same way flat, straight roads will require less acceleration compared to roads with curves and hills. Use your sat nav to plan routes to offer the most fuel efficiency.
Your Pedals Are Not for Calf Building
If you want to build your calves, you need to hit the gym not go for a drive. Stomping on your brakes and accelerator will not only make for a less than smooth drive, but will use more fuel. To optimise your fuel consumption, you need to aim for smooth, measured pedal action, which will also reduce wear on your transmission, brakes, and tyres, further reducing your motoring costs.
Keep Your Cool
There is a common myth that using car air conditioning will use more fuel. While this is true to some extent, moderate air conditioning use will require far less fuel than creating additional drag by having your windows or sunroof open. If you want to keep the costs of staying cool lower, open the windows and sunroof when you unlock your Octavia and then shut them when you set off. This will allow the hot air to escape and then your air con to maintain a cooler cabin environment.
Check Your Tyres
Tyres are an important consideration for fuel use, and poor wheel alignment can cause you to burn more fuel. If your tyres are not properly inflated, there will be more rolling resistance that forces your engine to work harder and thus use more fuel. Check your tyre pressures regularly and have your alignment checked periodically.
Time Your Journey
No one likes sitting in heavy traffic, but it can also hit you in the wallet. Sitting idling or the stop start of congestion uses far more fuel, so where possible try to time your journey to travel on emptier roads. Aim to get to work ten minutes earlier, miss the rush and enjoy a coffee before you start. If you’re on a flexible timetable, think about when other road users are most likely to be out and avoid the busy routes. You’ll enjoy less stress and use less fuel.
If you would like to learn more about the Skoda Octavia Wagon 2018 range, you should call in and see us. We have an impressive selection of vehicles including the new Skoda Octavia Wagon. You’ll also find our sales staff ready to answer any queries about the Skoda Octavia Wagon, price deals, and current offers.