Does air conditioning affect gas mileage?

Answer Using the air conditioning in your vehicle may actually decrease the mileage you get by about 20 percent. If you drive a hybrid automobile, the loss of mileage and fuel efficiency may be between 15... Read More »

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The Effects of Air Conditioning on Gas Mileage in a Car?

With the cost of gasoline as a concern for many, tips abound on how to help a car achieve its maximum gas mileage. One fuel efficiency concern that has been tested and debated hotly is whether the ... Read More »

How does weight affect gas mileage?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an extra 100 lbs. of weight in a vehicle can reduce vehicle fuel efficiency by 2 percent. Extra weight requires the engine to work harder, requiring more... Read More »

How Tires Affect Gas Mileage?

Average gas prices have risen almost continuously over the past decade. This trend is expected to continue in the future. Many drivers are doing all they can to raise their fuel economy and lower t... Read More »

Will a MAP Sensor Affect Gas Mileage?

MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensors are one of the many computerized accessories that help to ensure the proper firing and air-fuel mixture ratio of a vehicle's engine.