When a vehicle is stationary, the engine continues to consume fuel and emit pollutants without delivering any benefits at all. This is where the Start-Stop system comes in, automatically switching the engine off when the car is at standstill, thereby instantly reducing fuel consumption.The system does not require any input from the driver and does not inhibit driving comfort because there is no delay or juddering when the time comes to move off again. The Start-Stop system is activated automatically after the engine starts and can be manually switched off at any time.If the driver stops the vehicle after a certain period of driving, shifts into neutral, and releases the clutch pedal (other conditions also come into play), the engine switches off automatically. As soon as the driver presses the clutch to shift into a gear, the engine starts immediately. This allows the car to accelerate as readily as if the engine had been idling the whole time.
Using low rolling resistance tyres is a simple measure to lower both fuel consumption and emissions.Lower rolling resistance is achieved by using different rubber compounds, specially designed tread and higher recommended pressure. These properties also help to prolong the tyre’s life. Changing the tyres less often not only saves money but also helps the environment.