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Fuel Efficiency Tips for 4x4 UsersIf you have recently bought a used Jeep Wrangler or have been the owner of another breed of 4x4 for a while, you will know that fuel efficiency is a top priority. Often nicknamed 'gas guzzlers', ensuring fuel efficiency will not only help the environment, but it will also be kind to your pocket.
So, if you're looking for ways to optimise this feature, read on. In this blog, we will discuss just three ways to do so.
Avoid Peak Times
Of course, this is sometimes unavoidable, normally due to work times and personal errands. However, if you can avoid peak times or roads where rush hour is usually at its worst, this will contribute massively towards a more fuel efficient experience with your 4x4. And here's why.
Thanks to the 'stop/start' nature of rush hour, this can and will consume a lot more fuel than you would have intended. Plus, if you think about how many times you follow this trend on the road, you can start to notice a pattern of poor fuel efficiency.
The Speed Limit is Your Friend
The speed limit is predominately in place for safety reasons. However, it can also help in terms of fuel efficiency. Sticking to the speed limit will, of course, assist you in trying to improve fuel efficiency. Even just going an extra 10mph over the limit, can end up consuming a lot more fuel during your travels. So, before you rush to your destination, think about cost and safety.
It goes without saying that the heavier a vehicle is, the more fuel it is likely to consume. This is especially the case with 4x4's, due to their bulkier exteriors and other features. So, travelling light should be made a priority on shorter trips. Check to see if you're carrying something essential for that journey, or if there are things just generally left in the car. This will help you to organise items in order of importance and in turn, optimise your fuel efficiency, as a result.
These are just three fuel efficiency tips for 4x4 users. Do you have any more that you'd like to add to the list?
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