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5 Common Causes of Poor Gas Mileage

5 Common Causes of Poor Gas Mileage

You’re driving down the street when your gas light comes on. It was only just the other day that you filled the tank up. Vehicles are already expensive to maintain, and the cost of gas may only hurt your pockets more. Several aspects can cause your car to guzzle gas, leading to a decrease in fuel efficiency. If you want to save a few extra dollars at the gas station, this below list has a few things to consider to get the most out of your gas tank. Pressing Too Hard on the Gas Pedal While it may be fun to speed every once and awhile, it can cause a considerable decrease in fuel economy. Stepping on the gas forces more air into the combustion chamber, leading the vehicle to overcompensate by injecting more to keep a proper fuel to air ratio. Low Tire Pressure Low Tire pressure reduces fuel efficiency because it reduces the tire’s rolling resistance, causing the vehicle to expend more energy to maintain speed. The sticker on the inside of the door jam ... read more

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