So here we can conclude that Diesel Ertiga is fetching around 15-17 KMPL overall average. I always go for fuel around 29-30 litres and covers distance around 500km so avg is close to 16 KMPL in all mixed condition. The MID is still 18.5 for a long time but real time it shows mostly 22-30 for steady driving and during sudden gear change 7-14.
questions to experts:
1: Can we reset the MID value?
2: Is the MID value is trust worthy, which is showing 18.4 for last 3-4K.
3: I believe real time mileage indicator can be trusted.
Here are some tips to save fuel: Maruti Car Care | Maruti Owners - Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL)
The bold one I started practicing :
MORE MILEAGE MORE FUN
Drive between 45 & 55 kmph.
It has been established by trials that you can get up to 40% extra mileage at 40 kmph as compared to 80 kmph.
Avoid accelerating or decelerating unnecessarily. Incorrect gear shifts can lead to as much as 20% increase in fuel consumption. For city driving, change to a higher gear when you are sure that the engine will not have to struggle. Get into top gear as soon as possible.
Check wheels for free rotation when your car is being serviced. Binding brakes restrict free wheel movement and the engine consumes more petrol in order to overcome resistance. Riding the clutch causes loss of energy and damages the clutch lining.
You can save as much as 6% fuel through regular tuning of car. If your engine emits black or dark grey smoke has poor pulling power or consumes large quantities of oil, have it checked immediately at an authorized service station.
Your air filter prevents air from fouling the engine. Dust causes rapid wear of engine components and increases fuel consumption.
Make sure that the fuel tank cap has a good rubber seal.
Unnecessary loads increase fuel consumption. A reduction of weight by about 50 kg can lead to a 2% saving in fuel, when driving in the city. Under inflated tyres increase rolling resistance, which leads to higher petrol consumption and faster wear of tyres at the sides.