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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Some good driving tips

Driving a car perfectly is something quite difficult to achieve. Not anybody can do it.

1. Don't cruise in neutral - whether you have a manual or an automatic, you should always be in gear and NOT in neutral.

2. If you have an automatic, don't floor it when you start from standstill - you can severely damage the gearbox.

3. Don't put the gear shifter in reverse if you're not fully stopped - this is available for both automatic and manual transmissions. Manuals will make a specific spur noise if you do this.

4. Use engine braking as much as you can - this will give you 0.0L/100km fuel consumption and that's because the wheels are powering the engine (so you will slow down).

5. Keep the proper distance - you should keep at least 10m distance from the car in front of you when you're driving in the city, around 30-50m when you're driving over 60km/h, and up to 100m if you're driving on the highway at speeds above 110km/h. Keep in mind, this is available for dry asphalt, on wet asphalt, mud, snow or ice, grip decreases, so increase the distance.

6. Drive gentle when the engine is cold if you don't want to add extra wear to your engine and transmission. Allow at least 15-20 minute for engine and transmission to warm up.

7. Don't under rev the engine - don't drive below 1500 rpm - you will get a nice fuel economy, but the vibrations and resonance from that rpm will destroy the camshafts and the crankshaft over time.




8. Use proper tires - don't be a cheapskate and use summer tires during summer and winter tires during winter. Also, don't use tires with the tread smaller than 30%. The braking distance between a new tire and a worn out tire is around 50%.


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Yes, the tips are really helpful, especially for a newbie.
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well written driving tips my friend!


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I always use it and advise others.
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