March 27th, 2013
We all know that driving can be an expensive aspect of life – there are many costs to take into consideration for example insurance, road tax, MOT and servicing. These can really mount up, and one of the largest costs for many people is fuel – particularly if you drive a car like the Chevrolet Camaro!
So today I am going to show you a few ways in which you can pay less at the pump, save a few pennies and get the most from your tank.
Firstly, remember that the amount of fuel your car consumes works out very much in relation to the size of the engine and the overall mass of the vehicle. Basically, a large 4×4 with a 4 litre turbocharged engine is going to consume a lot more fuel than a small city car with a 1 litre engine. If you really want to save money, don’t buy a huge petrol-guzzling monster; opt for something economical.
Secondly, driving at high speeds will empty your tank quicker than lager turns to urine (and that is pretty damn fast when I am down the local boozer of a Friday night!). Don’t get me wrong, I don’t enjoy driving everywhere at 30mph, I love nothing more than to get a Camaro out on the open road and let her demonstrate that potential. However, if you’re intent on saving pounds at the pump you’re going to have to slow down. Another tip to complement this is to drive in a higher gear and at low revs. Use all of these to your advantage and you will be maximising your fuel economy in no time. I recommend driving in fifth gear at around 30mph or at around 1,250 rpm, if your car permits you to do so.
Moreover, fill up in the morning and try not to navigate through busy city streets. These are just little hints but should save you money nonetheless. Filling up in the morning guarantees you a larger tank for your money, as the fuel is at its coolest and hasn’t had chance to expand in the daytime sun. Busy streets in the city equates to lots of traffic lights and congestion, which means driving in a lower gear and consequently using more petrol or diesel. Avoid them if you can and take a drive through the countryside.
Anyway I hope these help you out, make life easier at the petrol station, maximise your Passat’s economy and maybe even get you an extra couple of pints at the weekend!
March 27th, 2013
So being as this is my blog about my views and my cars, I thought that I would take the time to share with you some of my favourites! I’m not going to be boring and jus punt for the fastest and most expensive models however, I am mixing it up with a few of my favourite cars that you see on everyday roads (if you regularly come across Aston Martin Vanquishes, drive alongside Bugatti Veryrons or wave to drivers of Ferraris, then you live in a better place than I do!).
The Chevrolet Camaro is probably one that you won’t see too often on British roads in all fairness, but I had to include it because it is one of my all time favourite automobiles! It looks unbelievable, pure American muscle at its brilliant best. I have been fortunate to drive one or two of them in my time and let me tell you they are comfier than the average living room sofa! What is more the engine roars at a breath-taking volume and really gives you that feeling of owning the road. Anyone who has enough money I would certainly reccommend considering one.
A much more common site on UK streets, the Ford Focus is a classic piece of engineering and one of my favourite reasonably-priced vehicles. It looks sleek and performs really well on the road. What is best about the Focus is its reliability and in particular its versatility – it is a car that suits anybody. Whether you are a young single person or a devoted family man, you’ll look the part in a Focus. You won’t have to worry about high fuelling and MOT and servicing costs either.
I had never really been a huge fan of Mercedes until they redesigned the A-Class, which may come as a big shock to many of you! Especially considering that it is one of their cheapest models. However, a little like the Focus, I really think that the A-Class looks superb. Its predecessor was a pretty hideous model, and I have always been of the opinion that other Mercedes vehicles are too executive for my liking. The new model is a car which can suit anybody’s tastes though which really appeals to me. A cracking little car which performs well too.
March 27th, 2013
Good morning, good afternon, good evening to you !
Thanks for visiting my site, my name is Dave Joleon Lowe and I am a self confessed petrol head.
I don’t take myself too seriously so please try not to get too wound up if you don’t agree with everything I post on here!
The purpose of my blogs will basically just be to put my views out there and share the latest automotive news with hungry readers.
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