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Using this trick, you can save €10 every time you fill up at a gas station – which key to press

Using this trick, you can save €10 every time you fill up at a gas station – which key to press

The answer to the question of whether modern comfort and safety apps can help us reduce fuel consumption comes from research conducted by the Canadian Natural Resources Agency.

Is pressing a switch enough to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%?

According to the Canadian Natural Resources Agency, cruise control can be used in modern cars In fact, this reduces fuel consumption to such an extent that the benefits at the gas station are immediately noticeable.

The cruise control system, which has been installed in cars for at least 20 years, has the ability to maintain a constant speed that we have set.

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Although if we are talking about its most advanced form, namely active cruise control, the speed of movement will be adjusted either according to speed limits or traffic conditions.

For example, if we get close to the car in front of us, the speed of movement will automatically be reduced to avoid a possible collision.

As is known, the tactic of keeping speed at constant levels has direct benefits in fuel consumption, as one avoids violent acceleration or unnecessary deceleration.

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Obviously, the use of cruise control becomes possible on roads where a constant speed can be maintained, usually on the national network. That is, we are accustomed to traveling longer distances and fuel economy plays a more important role.

At this point we must mention that there are also cases in which the cruise control system can increase fuel consumption instead of reducing it. The most common example is that of an uphill road, where the cruise control system will attempt to keep the vehicle speed constant, depleting the engine's power reserves several times.

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This will have exactly the opposite effect and in these cases it is recommended to either disable the cruise control system or reduce the default speed of the car in order to limit the load on the engine.

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Returning to the profit we can achieve by using cruise control, If we achieve a 20% reduction in fuel consumption, this automatically means that for every filling up with 50 euros of fuel, the corresponding saving amounts to 10 euros.

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