Getting your boat to the water requires practised driving skills to do it in the most economical way. Here are our top tips to reduce your fuel bill when towing your boat to your favourite waterway.
Always be aware of the road ahead when driving and try and anticipate traffic. Doing this will moderate excessive use of the accelerator and result in reduced fuel consumption. When taking off from a stop, accelerate slowly for improved fuel consumption and keep speed down as consumption rises steeply with increased speed.
Cruise control conflict
Try not to use the cruise control function in the car especially when travelling in hilly or mountainous areas. The cruise control cannot anticipate uphill or downhill conditions and the motor will continually kick down to a lower gear to compensate for the loss of speed and this will increase consumption.