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Habits of road safety and fuel economy

Jun 4th 2015 at 3:17 AM

Accidents and deaths on the roads during this holiday, exceed the New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thousands of Hispanics commemorate this day out walking with his friends and family, for that reason, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) offers seven habits to make your trip a safe one and efficient fuel use.


1. Remove unnecessary weight


About 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce to 2 percent, the mpg performance of your vehicle. On the roof luggage significantly reduces aerodynamic vehicle and reduces fuel efficiency by five percent.


2. Be sensitive to guide


Accelerate or brake quickly and guiding speeding wastes fuel and reduces up to a 33 percent performance mpg your vehicle on the highway and 5 percent in the city. Each five miles, about 60 miles per hour, equivalent to pay 30 cents more per gallon.


3. Minimize the use of temperature control


Use of temperature control to selectively reduce the impact to the motor. If you use less air conditioning when the temperature is above 80 degrees, you can reduce fuel use by 10 to 15 percent.


4. Monitor the tire pressure


It is important to monitor the air pressure of the tires at least once a month and before any long journey. Tires should be checked when cold or when they have traveled less than 1 kilometer. Keep tires properly inflated reduces fuel use between 3 and 4 percent.


5. Be kind to your vehicle


Routine maintenance keeps the engine of the car in top condition and the tires aligned. Follow the advice offered by the owner's manual for the use of motor oils quality and viscosity grade recommended.


6. Turn off the engine


Keep the vehicle on, in the same place, you can eat from a quarter to a half gallon of fuel (depending on engine size and if the air conditioner is on). New vehicles do not need to be heated and must be turned off when you will be detained for more than 30 seconds, and the car service window of a bank.

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