Did you know that fuel consumption can vary by up to 45% on the same route depending on how you drive? As well as renting from our new, fuel-efficient Avis Eco Collection, by following our Eco Driving Tips you can save money and reduce your emissions on all your car journeys:

1) Plan your journeys.
Plan your journeys to avoid peak periods, road works and getting lost – you will have a more relaxing journey and will waste less fuel.

2) Drive smoothly
Try to avoid harsh acceleration and braking – pulling away too fast can use up 60% more fuel.

3) Traffic jams
If stuck in a traffic jam for more than a couple of minutes, turn off the engine to cut exhaust emissions and conserve fuel.

4) Change gear efficiently.
Change gear at 1500 to 2500 rpm can save up to 15% on fuel – and reduce emissions by the same amount.

5) Avoid short journeys.
Short journeys on a cold engine use up to twice as much fuel as a warmed up engine – producing more pollution.

6) Limit your speed.
Optimise your fuel consumption, reduce your emissions and avoid speeding fines by observing the speed limit.

7) Concentrate
Look ahead and anticipate the road conditions and other people’s actions – this reduces the need for hard braking and acceleration.

8 ) Keep you cool.
Using air vents rather than opening windows can reduce fuel consumption by 4%, while air conditioning can increase fuel consumption by up to 2 litres per 100km.

9) Don’t Rev
Avoid revving the engine unnecessarily – this wastes fuel and increases harmful emissions.

10) Drive Carbon Neutral®
Avis is proud to be the first car rental company in the world to offer Carbon Neutral® driving to all its customers. If you would like to absorb the CO2 emissions from your next car hire please speak to one of our station staff who will be keen to help you. For more information on carbon offsetting your car rental please visit www.avis.co.uk/environment.

To download an illustrated PDF with all of our Eco Driving tips, click here, why not share them with your friends and family?

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3 Responses to “Eco driving tips from Avis”

  1. Adam Says:

    I would add use a car with a smaller engine; less gas guzzling!

  2. Radford Says:

    Tips for provided for driving are very good and useful too. And these are easy to follow.

  3. Phil Says:

    Hi, maybe worth mentioning that running your tyre pressures at the correct levels (chack manufacturers recommendations) can have a significant impact on a cars efficiency. Also lots of economy (low rolling resistance) tyres on the market now).

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