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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017
  • Would you like to save up to 30% of your current fuel costs by just changing the way you drive? Not everyone can afford to upgrade to the latest eco-friendly car models, so in this video we will show how we can use 10 eco-driving tips to make a real difference to our fuel economy.

    We will be driving a short route twice, and the only thing we will change will be the way we drive the car. We will reset the car’s average fuel economy indicator each time, and although it won’t give a 100% accurate result it will be good enough for comparison purposes. At the end of the video we will use the results to estimate the savings over a whole year of driving - which should be interesting!

    This video contains:
    10 ECO-DRIVING TIPS
    • 1:38 Tip 1: Accelerate gently
    • 2:17 Tip 2: Use the most efficient gear
    • 3:04 Tip 3: 'Lift & Roll' to travel for free
    • 4:05 Tip 4: Brake early and lightly
    • 4:35 Tip 5: Read the road ahead
    • 5:06 Tip 6: Don't exceed speed limits
    • 6:03 Tip 7: Don't coast in neutral
    • 6:43 Tip 8: Switch the engine off
    • 7:16 Tip 9: Anticipate other traffic
    • 7:40 Tip 10: Only use A/C when needed
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    5 EXTRA TIPS
    • 10:06 Tip 1: Keep your car well maintained
    • 10:32 Tip 2: Check the tyre pressures
    • 10:56 Tip 3: Remove unnecessary weight
    • 11:26 Tip 4: Remove roof boxes or racks
    • 11:45 Tip 5: Plan the journey
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    • 13:34 RESULTS AND COSTS COMPARISON
    • 14:25 SUMMARY

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  • Advance Driving School

    Advance Driving School

     a years ago +14

    Thanks for watching - if you found this video interesting then please subscribe to our channel and click the bell to be notified of our next video!  This video contains:
    10 ECO-DRIVING TIPS
    1:38  Tip 1: Accelerate gently
    2:17  Tip 2: Use the most efficient gear
    3:04  Tip 3: 'Lift & Roll' to travel for free
    4:05  Tip 4: Brake early and lightly
    4:35  Tip 5: Read the road ahead
    5:06  Tip 6: Don't exceed speed limits
    6:03  Tip 7: Don't coast in neutral
    6:43  Tip 8: Switch the engine off
    7:16  Tip 9: Anticipate other traffic
    7:40  Tip 10: Only use A/C when needed
    +
    5 EXTRA TIPS
    10:06  Tip 1: Keep your car well maintained
    10:32  Tip 2: Check the tyre pressures
    10:56  Tip 3: Remove unnecessary weight
    11:26  Tip 4: Remove roof boxes or racks
    11:45  Tip 5: Plan the journey
    +
    13:34 RESULTS AND COSTS COMPARISON
    14:25 SUMMARY

  • Miguel Ángel Del

    Miguel Ángel Del

     7 days ago

    Coasting in neutral when the road has little downhill will allow you to keep the speed with minimum fuel consumption.
    If u stay in gear u will loose speed or need to press the gas pedal back.
    If downhill is very steep keeping the car in gear will make best fuel economy
    Keeping in gear always or always coasting in neutral aren't best savers on fuel. Depends on each situation
    As well as acceleration, a fast but gentle acceleration will consumpt overall less fuel than if u spend 3x times to get into desired speed.
    Also, always keeping engine below 2k rpm will result in problems with carbon deposits into a long-term base...
    Nothing is black or white, there is a wide variety of Greys...

  • Daniel 1

    Daniel 1

     28 days ago

    Not fair!! The fast forward ruined the economy 😉

  • HeskeyBoy19

    HeskeyBoy19

     2 months ago

    Thank you for the tips! My mistake was listening to what someone mentioned about coasting (driving out of gear downhill etc.). Not only is it dangerous and takes longer to stop, I had no idea you are not using fuel just letting off the throttle and rolling. Since you still have revs i asssumed u still burn fuel but i guess thats not true?

  • KonstantinI

    KonstantinI

     2 months ago

    Can I use heel-toe downshifting and double clutching when I eco drive?

  • Luis Serrano

    Luis Serrano

     2 months ago

    By the way there is some wrong information in this video.

  • Luis Serrano

    Luis Serrano

     2 months ago

    Lol annoying other drivers. That happens no matter what.

  • oleshka

    oleshka

     2 months ago +1

    i would like to see a video exactly like this but on a petrol car, to watch the revs and the gears in diferent situations!

  • oleshka

    oleshka

     2 months ago +1

    one of the most easy to understand and wise tips, thank you!

  • Andreas

    Andreas

     2 months ago +1

    9:!5 waaaait a minute.. Staying in lower gears more of the time is NOT normal driving!! Normal driving is as high of a gear as possible, as soon as possible.
    You should have called it "Try to use fuel-driving".. Not "Normal driving"..

  • Andreas

    Andreas

     2 months ago +1

    My Hyundai Getz 1.4 2007 uses more gas/petrol coasting in gear than in neutral. It does not have a shutoff system. So your claim is wrong. It's enitrely dependant on the vehicle.

  • Graham Long

    Graham Long

     2 months ago +2

    I use this driving technique all the time, consequently when I drove to Stansted Airport (UK) in July from home, a distance of 130 miles each way, I got up to 70.5 mpg at motorway speeds on the M3, M25, and M11. This was going by the in car computer which I find to be extremely accurate. I rarely get less than 55 mpg, even around the narrow country lanes where I live.
    Another tip I use is to push my heel further forward on the mat, thus allowing the foot to be more upright on the accelerator pedal. This I believe prevents the foot from jiggling up and down on the pedal, a small but significant effect of having the foot resting harder on the pedal.


    My car by the way is an Audi A4 S/line, automatic, but I do find that at lower speeds the car will hover in a lower gear, especially on a cold engine. So I tend to use the steptronic mode, changing gear upward manually.. This allows me to slip into at least one gear higher, and sometimes two, without the engine struggling.

  • Rictoo

    Rictoo

     5 months ago

    What's the accelerometer sensor that you have on the windshield in the center of the car?

  • João Cabral

    João Cabral

     5 months ago

    A question, regarding coasting. Let's assume the road I'm driving in is slightly angled down, such that if I press the clutch pedal all the way (coast), the car would maintain speed or even accelerate on its own, and on the other hand if I kept the clutch up, I would need to use the gas pedal to keep the car's speed up. Is it better to coast in this situation, and let the angle of the road accelerate the car, instead of using the gas?

  • Rayan A

    Rayan A

     5 months ago +4

    Can I still do this without repositioning the steering wheel to the passenger side, or driving on the left lane?

  • Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf

     9 months ago +5

    You can save 409 except for the fact that the fuel price will be going up as much as you're saving :)

  • Mr330d

    Mr330d

     a years ago +5

    R.I.P Egr valve

  • Dominik Gronkiewicz

    Dominik Gronkiewicz

     a years ago

    I always drived petrol and "slow accelerating" technique that I was taught would usually give me poor fuel consumption. Which worked best for me is "accelerate dynamically rather than lazily and then switch to the highest gear when reached desirable speed". I think the reason is that petrol engine is throttled if the accelerator is barely pressed and also driving on too low gear (lower than 2k rpm) is not good for the engine. Does that make sense?

  • Bejker7

    Bejker7

     a years ago +3

    I am going tomorrow on eco-driving.Company where I working has devices that calculate your eco-drive based on bunch of parameters...In most cases i have thought that my driving is excellent,because it's my job for years, but my result is average.Still can't figure out how to using gearbox and brakes to meet all criteria and that is annoying.

  • Zafre Lazz

    Zafre Lazz

     a years ago

    Fkn hate eco-drivers