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Save fuel by doing the following:
Remove external fittings from your car when they are not in use. Keep your windows and sunroof closed to reduce the air drag over your car. Only use air conditioning if you need it. Avoid stop/start driving. Maintain a constant speed rather than accelerating and using your brakes over long distances, and slow down gently when driving short distances.
Avoid excessive idling. During idling periods of several minutes or more, where it is safe to do so, switch off your engine.
Accelerating steadily to your desired speed reduces fuel consumption. For cars that use petrol, change gears at 2 500 revolutions per minute (rpm). For cars that use diesel, the recommendation is 2 000rpm.