If you own a truck that uses diesel as its fuel, there's a good chance that you aren't thrilled by your gas bill. You probably want to actually do some work with your truck but need to do fuel to do so. Here are some tips for improving your truck's diesel efficiency so that you can do your work without paying an arm and a leg.
1. Look for Subsidies for Biodiesel
Biodiesel fuel will allow your truck to burn more cleanly and contribute less pollution to the environment. However, a gallon of biodiesel fuel will not get your truck as far as a gallon of regular diesel fuel. However, due to the fact that biodiesel fuel is so much better for the environment, you might be able to get some sort of subsidies from the government in order to make purchasing this fuel cheaper than purchasing regular diesel fuel. It will depend on what you're doing with your truck and what services you are providing.
2. Roll Up Your Windows
If you are driving more than 35 miles per hour in your truck, you want to make sure that you close your windows. The reason for this is that having open windows and driving at that speed is going to result in a great deal of drag. This drag is going to make your truck go more slowly and therefore cause you to burn more fuel. Closing your windows going at high speeds can help prevent this from happening.
3. Run the Fan
You might be too hot, especially during the summer, if you keep your windows closed when you are driving quickly. You might be tempted to turn on your air conditioner so that you can cool down. However, your air conditioning system in your car is also going to cause your diesel fuel to be used less efficiently. In order to make sure that you are able to stay cool but still are maintaining a high level of fuel efficiency, you can run the fan of the air conditioner, but not the air conditioner itself. Turn the air on cool.
4. Check Your Tire Pressure
Finally, make sure that you check your tire pressure and ensure that everything is at the right level. This will allow your truck to move more easily, allowing you to ensure that your fuel is being used as well as possible.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in diesel truck repair.