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Economical Driving; Tyre Inflation Pressure; Air Conditioning - Mitsubishi Outlander 2007 Owner's Manual


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Starting and driving

Economical driving

For economical driving, there are some technical requirements
that have to be met. The prerequisite for low fuel consumption
is a properly adjusted engine. In order to achieve longer life of
the vehicle and the most economical operation, we recommend
you to have the vehicle checked at regular intervals in accord-
ance with the service standards.
Fuel economy and generation of exhaust gas and noise are
highly influenced by personal driving habits as well as the par-
ticular operating conditions. The following points should be
observed in order to minimize wear of brakes, tyres and engine
as well as to reduce environmental pollution.
Starting the engine
Avoid sudden acceleration and sudden starts, as they will
increase fuel consumption.
Shift only at an appropriate speed and engine speed. Always
use the highest gear possible.
The drive mode-selector should be set to "2WD" when driving
on normal roads and express ways to obtain best possible fuel
City traffic
Frequent starting and stopping increases the average fuel con-
sumption. Use roads with smooth traffic flow whenever possi-
ble. When driving on congested roads, avoid use of a low gear
at high engine speeds.
The vehicle consumes fuel even during idling. Avoid extended
idling whenever possible.
At higher the vehicle speed, more fuel is consumed. Avoid
driving at full speed. Even a slight release of the accelerator
pedal will save a significant amount of fuel.

Tyre inflation pressure

Check the tyre inflation pressures at regular intervals. Low tyre
inflation pressure increases road resistance and fuel consump-
tion. In addition, low tyre pressures adversely affect tyre wear
and driving stability.
Cargo loads
Do not drive with unnecessary articles in the luggage compart-
ment. Especially during city driving where frequent starting
and stopping is necessary, the increased weight of the vehicle
will greatly affect fuel consumption. Also avoid driving with
unnecessary luggage or carriers, etc., on the roof; the increased
air resistance will increase fuel consumption.
Cold engine starting
Starting of a cold engine consumes more fuel.
Unnecessary fuel consumption is also caused by keeping a hot
engine running. After the engine is started, commence driving
as soon as possible.

Air conditioning

The use of the air conditioning will increase the fuel consump-

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