Petrol price in Pakistan are at an all-time high and it's becoming increasingly difficult for people to afford to drive their bikes.
The rising petrol price in Pakistan is taking a heavy toll on the monthly budgets of the salaried class, most of whom drive a bike to commute to work.
However, there are a few things that a mechanic thinks you can do to save petrol and reduce your fuel cost.
Here are a few tips from a mechanic to save petrol on your bike.
- Check your tyre pressure regularly. Tyres that are underinflated will cause your bike to use more petrol. Make sure to check your tyre pressure at least once a month, and inflate them to the recommended pressure as specified on the sidewall of the tyre.
- Avoid hard acceleration and braking. When you accelerate or brake hard, you're using more petrol. Try to accelerate and brake smoothly to save fuel.
- Use the highest gear possible. The lower the gear, the more petrol your bike will use. Try to use the highest gear possible that's appropriate for the speed you're travelling at.
- Avoid carrying unnecessary weight. Every extra kilogram that you carry will increase your fuel consumption. Try to remove any unnecessary weight from your bike, such as heavy luggage or passengers.
- Get your bike serviced regularly. A well-maintained bike will be more fuel-efficient than a poorly maintained bike. Make sure to get your bike serviced by a qualified mechanic at least once a year.
- Use a fuel-efficient air filter. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and reduce fuel efficiency. Make sure to replace your air filter regularly, or clean it if it's reusable.
- Keep your bike clean. A dirty bike will have more drag and will use more petrol. Make sure to wash your bike regularly and keep it well-maintained.
- Use a synthetic oil. Synthetic oils are more slippery than conventional oils and can help to improve fuel efficiency.
- Adjust your carburettor. A poorly adjusted carburettor can cause your bike to use more petrol. If you're not comfortable adjusting your carburettor yourself, take your bike to a qualified mechanic.