At Adapted Vehicle Hire, we specialise in offering rental options for wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) and cars featuring adaptations such as hand controls, steering balls, and left-foot accelerators. With our extensive background in the rental industry, we’ve put together a helpful guide, where we look at efficient driving techniques that will not only enhance performance but also lead to cost savings, ensuring you get the most of your driving experience.
Mastering Efficient Driving Techniques for Adapted Vehicles
Smooth Acceleration: Fuel Efficiency in Action
The way you accelerate impacts fuel consumption. Opt for gentle, gradual acceleration to optimise your engine’s efficiency and conserve fuel. This not only saves you money but also contributes to a greener, more eco-conscious drive.
Air Conditioning: Balancing Comfort and Efficiency
Use Air Conditioning Wisely: Using the air conditioning system can increase fuel consumption. Alternatively, when conditions allow, opt for the vehicle’s ventilation system instead. This minor adjustment can contribute to better fuel efficiency, making your journeys both economical and environmentally conscious.
Idle-Free Philosophy: Conservation in Action
When you expect to be stationary for more than a minute, turning off your engine is a wise move. Idling consumes fuel needlessly. By adopting this practice, you manage fuel consumption efficiently while promoting a more eco-friendly driving experience
Lighten the Load: Streamline for Efficiency
Excess weight hampers fuel efficiency. Remove unnecessary items from your vehicle and avoid using roof racks or carriers unless essential, as they disrupt aerodynamics and fuel economy. If you are looking for some travelling accessories don’t forget to check out our previous blog on must-have travel accessories (https://adaptedvehiclehire.com/advice/must-have-travel-accessories/) which will surely make your trip more enjoyable!
Route Planning: Smart Journeys with Tech
Plan your trips to evade traffic, construction, and congestion. Leverage GPS or navigation apps to identify the most efficient routes. By doing so, you save time, minimise stress, and elevate overall driving efficiency.
Minimal Use of Accessories: Power Smartly
While accessories like heated seats and defrosters are wonderful, they do consume energy. Use them judiciously to avoid unnecessary strain on your vehicle’s electrical system and, subsequently, your fuel consumption.
Servicing: Be Safe
Our Adapted Vehicles undergo regular servicing meticulously conducted by skilled professionals who understand the intricate mechanics of these specialised vehicles. From engine checks to tyre rotations, no detail is overlooked. Regular servicing not only ensures peak performance but also extends the lifespan of our vehicles.
By adopting these driving techniques and customising your vehicle to suit your needs, you’re not just saving fuel; you’re contributing to a more sustainable and empowering driving culture.
Adapted Vehicle Hire
We take immense pride in the quality and reliability of our Adapted Vehicles. We understand that each journey embarked upon is more than just a drive; it’s an experience of freedom, independence, and empowerment. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that every vehicle in our fleet is maintained to the highest standards.