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How to drive a manual transmission vehicle to save fuel

How to drive a manual transmission vehicle to save fuel

Manual transmissions are suppose to be more fuel efficient. From observations, for some, reverse is the case due to poor driving skill. Some drivers are guilty of gear overuse on normal driving conditions. Like keeping it on first gear for more than necessary.
- Smart use of coasting and idling on motion is a good way to save fuel with manual transmission.
- Early gear upshifts and overdrive use that is skillfully done can save fuel.
- On descents, you may start off with second gear.
- Unnecessary depression of clutch pedal should be avoided. Simply engage the appropriate gear for that speed so that when braking, the car can coast rather than idle.
- Do not rest your left foot on the clutch pedal while driving.
- Do not over fill the manual transmission fluid during maint..

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Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

Sometimes, car users are unsure of what tire pressure to use in their tires especially when they have replaced the stock tire with a different tire.
Tires need inflation pressure that is adequate for the type of tire in use. Often times, it is best to follow the car manufacturer tire pressure specification which is mostly found on a sticker in the car or in the owner's manual.
Below are tips on tire inflation that ensures safety:
*Do not over inflate your tires, it causes tire deformation which may lead to tire burst, poor handling, bumpy ride, decreased braking performance, ABS malfunction..
* Do not under inflate your tires, it causes overheating due to sidewall over flexing, high rolling resistance leading to increased fuel consumption, and could lead to tire burst Also.
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