Saving Petrol With A Sat Nav

Monday, August 31, 2009

Millions of drivers around the world use satellite navigation to find the easiest and fastest routes to take on a journey, but this clever invention has many other benefits that might not be immediately obvious. A sat nav will not only help you reduce travel time, it will also help you save a substantial amount of cash in fuel expenses. Here are some ways that it can do this.

Stop Getting Lost

If you have ever accidentally taken a wrong turn or exited from the motorway too early, you will know how time-consuming it can be trying to get back on course. All that driving around in the wrong direction and hunting for recognisable landmarks will burn up petrol, as well as causing you stress and anxiety. A GPS system will give you clear directions and, if you do go off course, quickly fix any navigation errors and plot a new route that will get you to your destination in the shortest time.

Live Traffic Data

When drivers are stuck in a long tailback or traffic jam and sitting with the engine idling, they are burning fuel and wasting money. The latest models will warn you of any delays ahead, whether they are due to an accident, road works or simply caused by high volumes of traffic, and immediately offer an alternative route that will avoid the congestion.

Find the quickest route

Sometimes, what looks like the fastest way to get from A to B on a map will take longer than an alternative route. A GPS can suggest a route that will give a smoother, uninterrupted drive that saves petrol by reducing unnecessary accelerating and braking with constant stopping and starting. It can recommend the route with the shortest distance, saving on mileage and petrol costs as well as time.

Sat navs mean that journeys do not use more petrol than is necessary. They help to avoid traffic jams, prevent wrong turns and shave miles off your journey. Whether on trips to unknown places or driving in your local area, they are a great way to save money on fuel costs.