SUVs once had a bit of a reputation for being heavy on fuel consumption. However, today’s modern models are much more cost-effective and fuel-efficient, delivering reasonable km/Ltr for both highway and around-town driving. There are things that you can do as an owner to increase that efficiency and save money at the fuel station.
Here are some tips from the team at Al-Futtaim Automall to help you get more smiles per mile and keep your fuel consumption down.
This is vital not just to keep your SUV running smoothly, but to cut down on its fuel consumption too. Regular servicing prolongs the life of your vehicle, and your service center can carry out maintenance such as injection cleaning and engine flushes to make your engine as efficient as possible. Ensuring you don’t miss a service is also important if you want to sell your car in the UAE, as it will demonstrate to potential buyers that your SUV has been properly cared for and add value to your resale price.
The incorrect tyre pressure can have a dramatic effect on fuel efficiency, as well as compromise your safety. Underinflated tyres will increase the ‘rolling resistance’ of your vehicle so that it will require greater effort to travel forward and consequently use more fuel. Don’t overinflate your tyres either, as this too can harm your fuel consumption as well as risking potential ‘blowouts’ at high speed.
Smooth acceleration and braking will stretch out your fuel efficiency considerably. Excessive speed is one of the major contributors to inefficient running, especially with SUVs. As they’re heavier and larger than other vehicles, they take more effort to move and accelerate. By smoothing out your driving technique you’ll notice quite a difference in your km/Ltr numbers.
By avoiding rush hour congestion you can push up your fuel efficiency. If you have to commute daily, consider whether selling your car and investing in a more compact crossover hybrid would be a better option. Hybrid cars have far better fuel consumption numbers than a standard petrol engine, so if the majority of your driving is on the city streets, it may be more economical to go for a hybrid crossover when you buy a car in the UAE.
If you’ve never driven a hybrid before, you can always book a test drive online with Al-Futtaim Automall and discover for yourself the versatility and practicality of a hybrid crossover.
Cruise control makes life a lot easier when you’re doing long-distance drives on the highway. But using cruise control can also have a positive effect on your fuel consumption too, by smoothing out the power fluctuations you get when you’re driving manually. If you’re on the highway and it’s safe to do so, switch on cruise control and enjoy the drive while your SUV does the hard work for you.
At Al-Futtaim Automall, we have a great selection of SUVs for sale in Dubai and across the UAE, as well as hybrid crossovers and more compact SUVs that can provide you with better fuel economy. Not only is every pre-owned car rigorously checked by our expert team of technicians before being offered for sale, but every pre-owned car for sale comes with a comprehensive one-year warranty too. This can be increased to two or even three years to give you total peace of mind.
If you’re looking to sell your car and upgrade to something newer, we’re the people to talk to for sales too. With Al-Futtaim Automall you’ll always get the full market value for your pre-owned car, and that cash could be put towards one of our premium SUVs such as a Land Rover Range Rover Sport or a luxurious Lexus GX460 Premier.
Book a test drive online today and go the extra mile with Al-Futtaim Automall.