DRIVING ECONOMICALLY AND ENVIRONMENT-CONSCIOUS
The economy and the exhaust emissions
and noise depend to a great extent on
the personal style of driving.
To use as little fuel as possible and
disturb the environment as little as pos-
sible and keep wear of engine, brakes
and tyres to the minimum, the following
points should be noted:
Do not run engine to warm it up with
the vehicle stationary.
Drive off immediately after starting. Do
Avoid full throttle acceleration.
Avoid high engine speeds
The best consumption and least distur-
bance of environment is obtained at low
engine speeds in the highest possible
gear. Drive as often and as long as
possible in the highest gear.
The fuel consumption is for example
twice as high in 2nd gear and 1.5 times
as high in 3rd gear as in 4th gear.
Change down only when engine no
longer runs smoothly.
Depending on gearbox you can normally
drive on the level in the highest gear at
40-60 km/h and still accelerate.
Avoid driving continuously at top
Drive as smoothly as possible and
look well ahead.
Unnecessary acceleration and braking
must be paid for with higher fuel con-
sumption and more disturbance of the
Stop engine during traffic hold-ups.
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