improve-productivity

Improving efficiently is to reduce efforts, limit interruptions, automate tasks and simplify processes.

Increase productivity to the maximum allows you to "get more and better results, in less time and with less effort".

Imagine what the output you can get if you implement this on the fuel you consume!

LEARN 5 EASY WAYS ON HOW TO IMPROVE FUEL EFFICIENCY

First Method

YOUR VEHICLE

vehicle-air presure

Set the car tires to the proper pressure. Properly inflated tires can reduce fuel consumption by up to 3%. Your tires tend to lose about 1 PSI per month and when the tires are cold (e.g., in winter), their pressure will decrease due to the thermal contraction of the air. Its recommended to check tires preferably once per weekly. Properly inflated tires will help you avoid uneven wear on the tread.


Vehicle-tune up engine

Tune up the engine. A properly tuned engine maximizes power and can greatly enhance fuel efficiency. Beware, though, that many tuners will disable efficiency measures when tuning for power.


 

Vehicle-engine-air filter

Check the engine air filter condition. A dirty filter will reduce fuel economy or will make the engine stall when idling. Just like mowing dusty grass, driving dusty dirt roads will clog the air filter: avoid dust clouds.


Vehicle-Fuel filter V

Replace the fuel filter according to the car manufacturer's recommended schedule. This will go a long way to enhancing fuel efficiency.


 

Vehicle-weight

Lighten your load. Get the lightest car that will serve your needs. Weight is one of the biggest causes for loss of kinetic energy in non-hybrid cars. If you're not shopping for cars, then take any extra weight off of the one you're already driving. If seats that you don't use can be removed, take them out. If you use your trunk as a storage space for heavy things, find another place for them. An extra 100 pounds increases fuel consumption by 1–2%. (Weight is most important in stop-and-go driving. In almost exclusively highway driving, it matters little: once the car is up to speed, it need only push air out of the way.) Don't remove things from the car that you need frequently; instead, make sure these are in the car and readily accessible because wasted trips to retrieve or replace them will be much worse than a little lower mileage.


 

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Select the narrowest possible tires for your vehicle that will satisfy your driving style and demands. Narrow tires have less frontal area, thus reducing aerodynamic drag. Remember, however, that narrow tires have less traction as well (which is why race cars have such wide tires). Do not get a tire that is incompatible with your wheels (use the size tires that came stock on the vehicle), and do not get smaller wheels unless your manufacturer approves.


 

Vehicle-Select low-rolling-resistance compound tires II

Select low-rolling-resistance compound tires. These can increase fuel economy by a few percent. However, the difference is not startling or a substitute for proper inflation. It would be wasteful to replace the former tires with these before they are worn out.


 

Vehicle-emission contrl system

Make sure the oxygen sensors, engine emissions system, and evaporative emissions control systems are in good shape on fuel-injected cars. Often the "check engine light" coming on is an indication that there is a problem with one of these components. A damaged oxygen sensor may cause your car to have too rich of a fuel mixture, decreasing your fuel mileage by 20% or more.


 

Second Method

FUEL SAVINGS

Vehicle-gas tank one quarter full IV

When you fill up with gas, fill up halfway and try to keep your tank above one quarter full. If your fuel runs low,  you could put stress on the fuel pump. However, 10 gallons (37.9 L) of gas adds 60 pounds of weight. A half-full tank may increase your mileage.


Vehicle-quality fuels

Buy quality fuel. No two fuels are the same, and while "discount" brand fuel may save you a few cents per Liter or Gal, it can contain a higher percentage of ethanol, which burns at a faster rate. Compare the mileage between fuel companies and see what is best for your car.


 

Vehicle-turn off car air conditioner

Try to avoid using the air conditioner in stop-and-go city driving as it causes the engine to work hard and consume more fuel. However, studies show that at highway speeds cars get somewhat better mileage with the AC on and the windows rolled up. The drag caused by rolled down windows at high speed reduces fuel efficiency more than the AC.


 

Vehicle-Monitor engine effort I

If you're trying to find a direct way to control the amount of gas you are using, a key is to monitor how hard your engine is working. A/C, acceleration, and speed all, of course, affect work but these are not direct indicators. Try monitoring the R.P.M.s (or revolutions per minute) your engine is running at. It's like monitoring your pulse to find out how hard your heart is working You will find that there are RPM ranges which are ideal for your car and others that are not.


 

Third Method

YOUR VEHICLE

Vehicle-cruise control

Use cruise control. In most situations, using your cruise control reduces fuel consumption by maintaining a constant speed.


 

Vehicle-eco_driving

Slow down. The faster you move, the harder your engine has to work to push through the air. Speeding can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 33%. (Factors other than air resistance decrease fuel economy below about 60 mph (97 km/h), so fuel economy is not a reason to go slower, but fuel economy decreases rapidly above that speed).


 

Vehicle-Acelerate smoothly II

Accelerate smoothly with moderate throttle. Engines are most efficient with moderately high air flow (throttle) and at revolutions per minute (RPM)s up to their power peak (for small to mid-size engines this is generally somewhere between 4k to 5k RPM). In a manual transmission car, practice 'short shifting', or shifting to higher gears as soon as you reach your desired speed by skipping intermediate gears. For example, accelerate to 40 mph (64 km/h) using 1st gear and 2nd gear, then shift directly to 4th (skipping 3rd), or if your engine can maintain your speed, to 5th. (Be aware that if you have to floor the accelerator pedal in 5th to maintain your speed, you should be in 4th!).


 

Vehicle-Avoid breaking

Avoid braking wherever possible. Braking wastes energy from fuel that you have already burned and accelerating after braking consumes more fuel than driving at a constant speed. On city streets watch ahead and coast when you see a red light or traffic jam ahead.


Vehicle-Avoid excessinve idling III

Avoid excessive idling. Idling a vehicle wastes a significant amount of fuel. The best way to warm up a vehicle is to drive it slowly until it reaches proper operating temperature. However, in very cold weather it is still advisable to let the engine idle for about a minute or two before driving.


 

Vehicle-Sweet speed

Find your car's "sweet speed". Some cars get better mileage at specific speeds, usually 50 mph (80 km/h). Your car's "sweet speed" is the minimum speed at which the car is running in its highest gear (watch for rpm drops as you accelerate to determine when your transmission is shifting into higher gears). For example, most Jeep Cherokees are best at 55 mph (89 km/h), and Toyota 4Runners are best at about 50 mph (80 km/h). Find your vehicle's "sweet speed" and pick your roads accordingly.


 

Vehicle-Enable overdrive

Make sure you enable overdrive if your car has an automatic transmission with overdrive, except when towing very heavy trailers. Overdrive is by default enabled on the "D" on most shifters. Several cars have buttons on the shifter which allow you to turn off the overdrive gear. Don't turn it off except in specific circumstances it may be needed such as for engine braking downhill or failure to proceed uphill smoothly in overdrive. Overdrive saves you gas mileage at higher speeds by using a higher gear in the transmission. For example, for every ¾ of a turn of the engine going into the transmission, the output of the trans is one.


 

Vehicle-Don't drive in circles

Don't circle in a parking lot and keep well away from the store fronts. Look for a spot in the empty half of the parking lot. Many people spend significant time idling and creeping, waiting for a "close spot" to be available.


 

Vehicle-Safe following distance

Maintain a safe following distance. Don't stick to the bumper of the car directly in front of you. You will brake more and accelerate more to keep that unnecessary and dangerously narrow gap. Relax. Hang back a bit. This also gives you a lot more room to play with when you are timing lights. When the driver ahead of you slams on his brakes, you can coast down and see if the light quick-changes green again (some do). You might even coast by his car as the light turns green and he has to accelerate from a dead stop.


 

Vehicle-Avoid turning across oncoming trafic

Avoid turning across oncoming traffic. If your route will allow it, try to make as few left turns as possible on the way to your destination (or right turns in countries with left-hand traffic). Stopping and waiting at an intersection to make a turn across the oncoming lane lets the engine run idle, which wastes gas, as does accelerating once again to make the turn.


 

Fourth Method

PLANNING AHEAD

Vehicle-Plan your trips

Plan your trips. Keep lists of needs that will require a trip and try to accomplish multiple objectives with each. This will not increase your fuel mileage (the number of miles your car moves for each gallon of gas), but it will help you drive less (which, in turn, means you use less gas).


 

Vehicle-Plan your route

Plan your route carefully. Take the route with the fewest stops and turns and least traffic. Take highways in preference to city streets when possible.


Vehicle-Miles and gas

Monitor how many miles you go (the main odometer) and how much gas you put in (from the gas pump, including fractions). Put it in a spreadsheet. It will keep you focused, and other methods are inaccurate; you will never know for sure if you're saving fuel, wasting fuel or just seeing errors from gas pumps that stop pumping at different points, or fractions of miles being dropped off your 'trip' odometer when you reset it.


 

Fifth Method

ACTIVATE YOUR FUEL

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Do your research. Be informed about the differences between fuel additives and “Fuel Activators” and find out what Fuel Activators are available in the market and in your location and compare their attributes, to decide what brand fits your vehicle needs. Keep in mind that the results of implementing the use of a Fuel Activator will vary if the above bullet points are implementing.

Vehicle-Fuel catalytic activation

Learn about Fuel Catalytic Activator.  Actimax 5000x1 ® as other Catalytic Activators are liquid technology that protect the interior where the fuel flows: fuel tank, pipe lines, injectors, combustion chamber.


Vehicle-Clean Fuel tank

 Maintain your fuel tank clean. Keep in mind that having a clean fuel tank leads to a hygienic fuel fluid and prevents crystalization in the interior of the tank where the fuel does not flow. Catalytic Fuel Activators like Actimax 5000x1 ® optimize fuel cleanliness, temperature, fuel pipeline and injectors. Avoid dupplicated efforts and prevent the rist of an unnecessary losses.

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