With the prices of crude on the international arena continuing to fluctuate rather wildly over the past few month, many people are looking for ways through which they can make savings on their monthly fuel bills. There are, however, a number of steps that you can take to reduce the burden today. You may have already heard that you need to consider buying a smaller car. However, changing your car may not be an option for most of us. One way you can still make fuel savings involves driving at optimal speeds. But what’s this best speed for saving fuel on the highway?
Fuel saving highway driving speed
If you have ever driven long distances on the highway, you will understand that the experience can be liberating. There is just you and your vehicle cruising along on the countryside. And there is the overwhelming temptation to simply let go and allow yourself to drive at the maximum possible speed. There is something about highways that simply inspires us to become Formula1 race drivers. However, driving at top speed is not the best option if you are looking to make savings on fuel. So, what speed should you drive at?
If you are looking to save fuel while driving on the highway, you should drive your vehicle at 90km per hour. That’s 55.9 miles per hour.
Isn’t that too slow?
90km/hr will appear to be rather too slow to many. If you are driving really long distances, driving at that speed makes it feel as if you will never get there! But if your journey is not that mind-numbing, then 90km per hour is a good speed for saving fuel. I personally drive like a grandpa and am fairly comfortable going at this speed.
Add to the fact that Zimbabwe has notoriously bad roads, and you will see that that’s the best speed if you wish to get where you are going in one piece. However, I have friends who look at me as if I am crazy when I tell them that I have never driven at a speed exceeding 120km/h. So, for them, 90km/h will appear to be child’s play.