With the ever-increasing population and the consequent rise in the demand of products, arises an increase in the overall demand of the fuel. Thereby leading to a surge in the fuel prices.

The hike in fuel prices directly or indirectly affects all the major sectors including transport, auto, FMCG, etc. Businesses striving for growth are majorly affected with the price hike leading to the collapse of budget with a substantial rise in the expenses.

 

One way to enhance the business growthis by optimizing your fleet performance. Optimization of the fleet performance includes optimum use of resources, cost cutting and efficiency enhancement. We can ensure cost cutting by reducing the usage of the most exploited resource, and that is the automobile fuel. 

 

Below are some tips to reduce the consumption of fuel;

Avoid idling

Make sure you avoid idling of the vehicle to ensure least fuel consumption. You tend to utilize a fair share of fuel even when your car is running but there is no actual movement of the car. Vehicle idling not only affects the mileage but also increases the wear and tear of the vehicle in thlong run.

Drive within speed-limit

Always maintain a speed limit when driving to avoid the unwanted circumstances leading to urgent brakes or accidents.Driving at or near the speed limit leads to optimum fuel consumption and thereby reduction in the expenses also.

Accelerate and brake steadily

It is necessary to maintain a steady and consistent pressure on the vehicle's accelerator. A heavy foot may result in excessive fuel consumption. You can also optimize further by avoiding constant braking and accelerating and coasting whenever possible. 

Check up on tyre pressure

It is necessary to maintain the tyre inflation at a proper level to optimize the fuel consumption of a vehicle. If the tyre inflation is less, the fuel consumption is more as the vehicle compensates fuel in order to reach the engine requirements. 

Regular vehicle maintenance

Timely and regular maintenance of the vehicle is necessary to reduce the fuel consumption and also decrease the wear and tear of vehicle in the long run. Regularly maintained vehicles tend to consume fuel and deliver efficient performance as the vehicle does not need to compensate for any shortcomings of the vehicle. To keep a track of vehicle maintenance, you can use an efficient vehicle tracking system. 

Minimize AC consumption

Monitor and minimize the consumption of air conditioner in your vehicle to save on fuel usage. The usage of air conditioner alone increases the fuel consumption by around 20% for any vehicle. Maximizing the consumption of air conditioner places an additional load on the engine thereby decreasing the fuel economy of the vehicle.

Practice fuel efficient driving

Fuel efficient driving includes minimizing braking and acceleration of the vehicle. This can be achieved by avoiding rash driving, urgent braking and unwanted racing of the vehicle. Fuel efficient driving can optimize fuel cost, ensure road safety and prevent the wear and tear of your vehicle.

Fuel consumption can be reduced with the above techniques, thereby increasing the fuel economy of the vehicle and decreasing the expense overhead. Keeping the expenses in check can improve the performance and thus ensure business growth in coming years.