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Vehicle Fuel Saving

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Car Yoga consists of

  1. Vehicle Fuel Saving explained here under Energy Saving of Conservation Home,
  2. Green Motoring which is explained Pollution Prevention Home and
  3. Transport Simplicity described in Simple Home.
The vehicle which you own a car, motor cycle or truck helps you for transportation. You ensure it also helps environment. Whether it helps or not, it should not harm environment. Hence you must practice Car Yoga (or Motor Cycle Yoga).

Vehicle Oil Saving

  1. The supply of petrol and other fossil fuel is not going to be forever. Use of fossil fuel also creates harmful gases.
  2. Use bicycles. It helps save the money that you spend on petrol. Therefore saving petrol for the future generation. Also, it prevents air pollution. Cycling is also a form of physical exercise. By cycling you practice simplicity. If you feel shy to do it alone, start using bicycles as a group. To know more about it visit our website www.exnoracyclist.com as well as www.principledsimplicity.com. Make it fashionable.
  3. Buy a car that gives maximum mileage and causes less pollution. The best contribution that you can make towards cooling the Globe is to drive a vehicle which gives better mileage. Every litter of gas that we burn in our cars and trucks creates 3 kg of carbon dioxide pollution. Two KGs directly from the vehicle’s exhaust and one KG from refining and transporting the fuel.
  4. Introduce/ join car pooling.
  5. Use bio fuel and ethanol.
  6. Service your vehicle regularly and get the engine checked.
  7. If you have many tasks to be done at many places try to complete them in the same day. Draw your plan in such a way that you are able to complete the tasks in different places in the order they are geographically situated for you save fuel. Always use roads which have less traffic and are well tarred.
  8. Park the vehicles beneath the shade of a tree to reduce petrol evaporation.
  9. Don’t over use the clutch.
  10. Clean the car air filters as often as possible.
  11. Check the tyre pressure. If the tyre has less air it will reduce the speed of spinning the wheel. The tyre with less air will not only increase the petrol consumption but also lead to faster degeneration of the tyre.
  12. Make sure that there is no leakage of petrol from the tank, carburetor and the petrol tube between the petrol tank and the carburetor is secure.
  13. When you need to stop the vehicle for more than 2 minutes switch of the engine.
  14. Use public transport. It is time consuming but saves you from the strain of driving, saves the money spent towards fuel, reduces air pollution, reduces traffic congestion, etc.
  15. Drive the car at an optimum speed. If you drive the vehicle fast the vehicle consumes more fuel.
  16. Use car gears according to the purpose that they have been made.
    1. When you buy your vehicle give maximum importance to the vehicles fuel efficiency and it not causing pollution.
    2. Don’t over load the vehicle by way of increasing the speed or number of passengers.

    Maintenance Tips for Diesel and Petrol Vehicles

    Petrol Vehicles

    • Adjust and clean the spark plug periodically.
    • Clean the air filter and oil filter regularly.
    • Tune the engine by adjusting correct air to fuel ratio.
    • Clean carbon deposit from the silencer.
    • Maintain the correct tyre pressure.
    • Shift gear correctly.
    • Mix recommended quantity of oil into petrol if required.
    • Carryout the periodical maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer.
    • Avoid breakdown maintenance.
    • Get a valid Pollution Under Control Certificate from authorized centre.
    • Avoid congested road and rush hours.
    • Share car for car pool.
    • Stop the engine if the vehicle is stopped for more than 2 minutes.
    • Drive at optimum speed/recommended speed of 30 – 40 kmph for two wheelers and 45 -55 kmph for four wheelers.
    • Lower the fuel consumption per km run, lower the pollutant emitted in to the atmosphere.

    Diesel Vehicles

    • Clean oil filter and fuel filter regularly.
    • Keep the engine well tuned by setting idling speed and tappet clearance of valves.
    • Clean the fuel injectors and set the fuel pumps according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
    • Check the tyre pressure regularly.
    • Clean the carbon deposit in the cylinder.
    • Avoid use of clutch pedal as foot rest.
    • Check free rotation of wheels.
    • Drive with optimum speed of 40 kmph.
    • Get a valid PUC Certificate from authorized testing centre. Courtesy: Parivesh News letter of Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi.

 
   
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