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Tips For Improving Car Fuel Economy And Gas Mileage

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Pat Goss from Motorweek TV Show gives his thoughts on fuel economy.

Tune-Ups and General Maintenance

Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune can improve gas mileage by about 4%. Repairing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve fuel economy by much more! Replacing a clogged air filter can significantly improve gas mileage.

Oil Change and Tires

Keeping tires inflated to the recommended pressure and using the recommended grade of motor oil can improve fuel economy by up to 5%. The manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure can be found on the tire information placard and/or vehicle certification label located on the vehicle door edge, doorpost, glove-box door, or inside the trunk lid.

Plan and Combine Trips

A warmed-up engine is more fuel efficient than a cold one. Many short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as one multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warmed up and efficient. Note: Letting your car idle to warm-up doesn’t help your fuel economy, it actually uses more fuel and creates more pollution.
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Drive More Efficiently

Fuel Economy VS Speed Graph
  • Aggressive driving (speeding and rapid acceleration and braking) can lower your gas mileage by as much as 33% at highway speeds and 5% around town.
  • Observe the speed limit - each 5 miles per hour (mph) you drive over 60 mph can reduce your fuel economy by 10%.
  • Avoid idling - idling gets 0 miles per gallon!

Other Automobile Fuel Efficiency Links

TIPS - Tips for improving car fuel economy and gas mileage

OPTIONS - Car Fueling Options - Premium, Regular, Ethanol, Biodiesel

TAXES - Automobile Gas Fuel Efficiency Tax Incentives and Disincentives - Credits and Deductions

WHY - Why Consider Fuel Economy

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