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Fuel Saving Facts
 

FUEL SAVING FACTOIDS

  • 147,000,000 gallons of gas each year vaporize into the atmosphere due to misused or missing gas caps.
  • Under inflated tires increase rolling resistance and waste gas- like driving with the parking brake not fully released.
  • Keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance can improve gas mileage by an average of 4.1 percent.
  • Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.
  • Slipping automatic transmission can reduce fuel economy by one mile per gallon.
  • Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.
  • A dirty spark plug causes misfiring and that wastes fuel, up to two miles per gallon.
  • Aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in the city.
  • Cooling system thermostat that causes the engine to run too cold can reduce fuel economy by two miles per gallon.
  • Unused roof rack and accessories add weight and drag-decreasing fuel efficiency.
  • A loose gas cap can allow fuel to evaporate, up to two miles per gallon.
  • Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 miles per hour.
  • Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multi-purpose trip covering the same distance.
  • Idling gets 0 miles per gallon.
  • An extra 100 lbs in the trunk reduces fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
  • Dirty or substandard oil can reduce fuel economy by one mile per gallon.
  • Improve gas mileage 3.3 percent by keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure.
  • Worn O2 sensor can reduce fuel economy by three miles per gallon.