Mercury Engineering, one of Europe’s leading engineering companies, has purchased a large selection of SsangYong Korando Commercials to help them continue to drive the successful growth of their company.
The Korando Commercial was awarded Irish Continental Commercial SUV of the Year 2014 and has since received further enhancements to its bodywork. The Korando Commercial has been hailed for its attractive exterior, compact dimensions and large interior loading area.
1. Check your tyre pressures regularly+
Your car will need more fuel to drive on tyres with low pressure. Many people just check their tyres for thread depth, failing to check for pressure. It’s not only a safety issue – good tyre maintenance will actually save you money in the long run! Check your tyres once every three weeks to ensure they’re doing fine.
2. Don’t drive in rush hour+
First and second gear both take up the most fuel, so being stuck in slow moving traffic is more costly than driving long distances at speed. Get to know rush hour around your area and leave half an hour earlier – it will greatly improve the efficiency of your driving.
3. Smooth, constant pace+
Sudden spurts of acceleration put pressure on the engine and burn fuel as a result. Next time you go for a drive, keep an eye out for how many times you suddenly exert force on the car. Are you prone to dropping speed unexpectedly and then putting the foot down? Using functions such as cruise control can be a great way to avoid that. Sudden bursts of acceleration also happen when overtaking. Overtake when necessary, but not when it’s not needed. Pay attention to lanes ahead and around you at all times so you reduce the times that you have to quickly react.
4. Plan your journeys to make less of them+
The first seven kilometres of a journey are often the most expensive – that’s because the cold engine is heating up. Going on lots of short trips means heating up a cold engine on a regular basis – literally burning money! Plan your journeys in advance to try to complete as many errands as you can with as little stopping and starting as possible.
5. Stick to the speed limit+
Don’t be fooled into thinking just because you’ve spent less time on the road that you have saved cash. In fact, driving your car extremely fast can burn a lot more car fuel. While you may arrive twenty minutes earlier, you might infect be spending more. This of course depends on the power of your engine. Best to drive at the speed limit – you’ll not only avoid penalty points but also be driving at an economical speed.
6. Use air conditioning only when needed+
Air conditioning is pleasant on hot days and a regular flow of air can stop windows from fogging up – however leaving it on all the time can burn more fuel than needed. If the car isn’t fogged when you get in and is a temperature you’re comfortable with, try leaving it off – you might find you’ll forget about it for months!