How much tyre pressure is best for fuel-efficient driving?
To be able to use your tyres for a long time, we recommend that you check the tyre pressure of your car regularly. This also increases safety, driving comfort and, at the same time, allow you to save fuel at optimum tyre pressure. So you already have fuel-efficient tyres!
If the air pressure in thecar tyres is too low, rolling resistance increases, as does petrol and diesel consumption. In addition, there are potential dangers due to poorer driving behaviour and longer braking distances. Excessive tyre pressure is also a safety risk.
Things to consider when checking the tyre pressure. Find out how to measure the tyre pressure of your car, and which bar your tyres need.
Ecological driving: Other things to bear in mind
Not only is it forbidden to leave the engine to warm up, it is also pointless. Rather, it is better to start the engine and drive immediately, because an engine only gets really warm when driving with a heavy load, and is therefore cheaper in consumption.
Likewise, the additional weight added to a car increases average consumption. Only bring what you need with you on a drive. For example, remove any additional weight such as luggage and roof racks after a holiday. Not only do these weigh a lot, they also increase air resistance. Then, you car ends up consuming more energy than is necessary.
Speed also has an impact on petrol consumption. As you already know, regular unnecessary acceleration and deceleration significantly increases your fuel consumption. It is better to keep the driving speed constant. So if you have cruise control, it's easier to save fuel: Cruise control is fuel efficient because it keeps the speed of a car constant. Manual speed control is only recommended when driving uphill or downhill.
Travelling at speeds exceeding 97 kmh also increases petrol consumption. At these speeds, the petrol consumption increases significantly because of air resistance. Open windows can increase fuel consumption significantly even from 80 kmh, but certainly from 97 kmh. This is because more air resistance also means: The energy consumption increases – as does petrol consumption.
Your air conditioner also requires fuel. Other comfortable features such as heating or heated seats also increase consumption.