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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

*Do not over inflate your tires, it causes tire deformation which may lead to tire burst, poor handling, bumpy ride, decreased braking, ABS malfunction..
* Do not under inflate your tires, it causes overheating due to sidewall over flexing, high rolling resistance leading to increased fuel consumption, tire burst,
*Cold inflation pressure is always lower when tire is cold than when  heated up. Always check your inflation pressure when tire is cold. Pressure can rise by up to 4 psi when tire is hot. There is about 1 psi increase in pressure for a 10 degree rise in temperature
*Tires require less refill when nitrogen gas is used in place of air. Tires have microscopic pores through which air can escape over time. With nitrogen which have bigger molecules than oxygen, tire p..

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