Most of the car owners start calculating how far their hobby car can run on every liter of oil. Adequate mileage has always been a priority for any vehicle in this country for the middle class. Even if you search the internet, you will find a thousand and one ways to get the desired mileage from your four-wheeled vehicle. Some of them are true but most of them are propaganda. That is, their practical substance is almost non-existent. If you believe all those strange arguments, there is a possibility that the mileage of the car will decrease instead of increasing. We will try to correct some such mistakes in today’s report.
A smaller car means more fuel economy
At one time, many people thought that if the car looks smaller, it will run a few extra kilometers on every liter of oil. With the passage of time, the technology of such cars has undergone radical changes. Now you don’t have to depend on the looks of the car to get good mileage. Rather, it relies on modern engines and tires. For example, while the hybrid engine of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, which was launched a few days ago, can get a mileage of 27.89 km/l, the smaller hatchback model Celerio is only able to provide a mileage of 25.24 km/l.
Manual models consume less oil than automatic cars
Although there were many customers witnessing such incidents in the beginning, nowadays the automatic technology is much more updated than before. Currently it has also increased the number of gears. Moreover, modern automatic gearboxes have improved fuel efficiency due to the use of low-friction components and improved lubricants. Moreover, the electronic shift control system plays an important role in this regard.
Power/premium petrol works well
If you talk to people who are associated with riding bikes or four-wheelers, you will hear the greatness of premium petrol. In fact, there are few bigger misconceptions in the automotive world. In fact, this power petrol or premium petrol sold at various petrol pumps has a much higher octane number. This extra octane number petrol can only play a proper role in high power engines or turbo charged engines. Premium gasoline has no advantage over any normal engine.
Warming up the engine before driving
But this method was quite effective in older cars. The technology of modern day cars has improved considerably compared to the past. So this misconception only applies to ancient technology. Today’s modern cars have fuel injectors in their engines which keep the engine temperature under control at all times. That is why it is unnecessary to warm up the engine by running it for a long time before driving.
Keeping the engine running continuously without turning it off/on repeatedly
Many people say that on the busiest roads of the city, the engine should be kept running continuously without turning it on or off repeatedly at every signal. According to them, every time the engine is started, the extra fuel consumption can occur. This is also one of the biggest misconceptions. Cars built on today’s state-of-the-art technology have not shown any evidence of excess oil consumption immediately after launch. So stop the engine for more than 20 seconds at a traffic signal. As a result, you will unknowingly save a lot of petrol throughout the day.