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Ecopower Additives is committed to the environment. Here you can find some basic driving tips that will help you correct erroneous driving patterns, as well as teach you how to take the best advantage of the technical possibilities of your vehicle. Following these advises you could save up to 10% in consumption.

BASIC KNOWLEDGE

KNOWING YOUR ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Being able to recognize the vehicle’s behavior and the rpm intervals (revolutions per minute) that give us the maximum torque and power.

STARTING THE ENGINE WITHOUT STEPPING ON THE GAS PEDAL

Waiting about one minute until there is enough pressure in the boilers to start driving.

WAITING UNTIL YOU REACH A NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE

An engine needs between 4-5 minutes to reach its normal operating temperature. During that time, you must avoid driving at high speeds or pushing down the throttle.

TURN THE ENGINE OFF WHILE NOT DRIVING

At standstills of two minutes or more, whenever it’s possible and its operation is not essential for the auxiliary systems to run.

EFFICIENT DRIVING

PROPER GEAR SHIFTING

Changing gears should be done in the maximum torque value, so called the green zone.

DRIVE IN HIGH GEARS

Choose those gears that allow the engine to run in the lower part of the green zone. If your gearbox is automatic, try to use the accelerator to drive in the highest possible gear.

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE VEHICULE’S INERTIA

Take advantage of the vehicle’s inertia in the highest possible gears. Use the engine brake and avoid any unnecessary use of the service brakes.

MAINTAIN A CONSTANT AVARAGE DRIVING SPEED

Maintaining a constant cruising speed is fundamental to achieve the optimum balance between the average speed and fuel saving. The difference in consumption between driving at 80km/h and 95km/h is 6 liters per 100km.

 

PROPER MAINTENANCE

TYRE PRESSURE CONTROL

A two bar loss of pressure increases consumption by 2% and reduces the wheel life by 15%.

UPGRADE THE ENGINE AND ITS COMPONENTS

Maintaining the engine and its components is very important to save on fuel consumption. A well lubricated engine and clean injectors improve the vehicle’s performance, reduce fuel consumption and help you avoid costly repairs.

We recommend Ecopower Anti-Friction Treatment and Injectors Cleaning Treatment for optimal performance.

ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT

In order for your driving to become efficient and economical, it is necessary to properly manage the injections and take advantage of the engine torque. In other words, you should only use one or two high speeds in order to run your vehicle at low revolutions. This is only possible with Ecopower NTDD reprogramming.

MAINTENANCE OF THE AIR FILTER MEANS SAVINGS

In 90% of cases concerning buses, trucks and industrial machines, air filters are usually used for a long time. Once the filters exceed a certain mileage and worktime, the fuel consumption and pollution level can increase significantly.

We recommend you cleaning the air filters with the ECOFILTER-TECH regenerative device.

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