October 11, 2010 Leave a comment
Energy-conscious Horsham car dealer, Lifestyle Ford, is promoting cutting edge technology in a bid to help drivers save more fuel. This innovative service, called Econo Check, uses a small electronic data-logger to record driving behaviour to assess improvements can be made to fuel efficiency.
Local motorist, Tanya Houston, trialled ‘Econo Check’ for seven days in her Ford Fiesta and results found that she could cut her fuel bill by at least 16% per year with some very simple changes, such as changing to a higher gear sooner and reducing overall speed. Good news to Tanya, as she explains:
“I drive every day and the amount of fuel that I use is quite substantial. This has certainly made me aware of my driving patterns and now I know how to save a lot of money whilst being energy efficient!”
The report produced by Ford at the end of the seven days gives an overview of the distance you travel, the time each journey takes, gear changes made, anticipation, acceleration and braking. Monitoring how you drive, it then provides advice on which areas to improve on in order to save fuel.
Research conducted by Ford and YouGov, indicated 93 per cent of UK drivers were concerned about the rising cost of fuel prices, particularly with the VAT increase and fuel duty rise proposed for January 2011. By introducing ‘Econo Check’, Lifestyle Ford hopes to help people save as much money as possible.
Customers with most Ford vehicles registered after 1998 can sign up to have their driving monitored for one week. A technician will check air filter cleanliness, tyre pressure and condition before fitting the data-logger. After the seven days has passed, you will be provided with a personalised report of your performance.
Econo Check can be easily fitted during a routine service or, if you want to start saving right away, give Lifestyle Ford a call on 0845 844 6525 to arrange an appointment. The ‘Econo Check’ costs just £29.99, with £15 refundable for the customer’s next scheduled service. An additional £15 BP Ultimate fuel voucher is also on offer, for a limited period so, effectively, it’s free!
For more information please visit Lifestyle Europe .