Arnold Clark

Eco Driving

Economic Driving

Top Tips for Eco-Driving

If you implement these eco-driving tips you could experience a fuel saving of
around 15%.

1. Shift to a higher gear as soon as possible

Driving at lower engine speeds reduces fuel consumption; change up between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm.

2. Anticipate road conditions and drive more smoothly

Rather than last-minute braking, decelerate smoothly by releasing the accelerator as early as possible. With the car in gear and the accelerator released, a modern car uses almost no fuel at all.

3. Maintain a steady speed in as high a gear as possible

Driving at a steady speed requires little effort for the engine. Avoiding unnecessary acceleration and heavy braking helps reduce your fuel consumption.

4. Drive a little slower than your normal speed

Stick to the speed limits and make your fuel go further. Driving at 50mph rather than 70mph reduces your fuel consumption by 10%.

For more fuel saving tips go to or call 0800 512 012.

Energy Saving Trust