It is not an understatement to say that Australian love their diesel vehicles. According to studies, roughly 90% of Utes and over half of the new SUVs sold in the past year were powered by diesel. While the number of diesel-powered passenger cars is dropping, the odds are good you drive a diesel vehicle around Greater Sydney. Almost all drivers we encounter at Phil Gilbert Hyundai are looking for ways to increase their diesel fuel economy. The goal of lowering diesel fuel consumption is both a question of economics and the environment, so it is important to just about everyone across Australia. Because we are always trying to save our customers money, the experts at Phil Gilbert Hyundai Service thought it would be helpful to share some tips on how you can increase diesel car fuel economy.
Even if you do not drive a sports car, aerodynamics matter. If you have a roof rack — or anything on your roof — you might want to consider taking it off unless you are actively using it. According to Australia's Fuel Academy, poor aerodynamics can reduce your regular and diesel fuel economy by up to 5%.
This last tip is an easy one to check and fix, but it is as equally important. We suggest checking tyre pressure at least once a month. This simple act can improve your fuel economy, and it will also allow your tyres to last longer.