Cold weather is just around the corner, so here are some tips on staying fuel efficient. By starting to think about fuel efficiency now, you will be more than ready for any driving you have to do this winter.
Why You Should Keep Your Car Fuel Efficient in Cold Weather
The most important thing for keeping your car fuel efficient during the winter is knowing how much fuel your car uses in warm weather. Your car experiences great difficulty during cold weather for a number of reasons. The overall temperature of your engine takes longer to heat up, which means your oil may run funny, or your heater may overwork itself. Cold weather causes friction build-up between the engine and transmission from cold engine oil and fluids. Winter air is denser because molecules are not moving as fast, making your vehicle’s aerodynamics slow down and kill your ability to drive fast. Your car is less fuel efficient in colder weather, making it even harder for you to speed up. With ice and snow conditions, you should lower your vehicle speed, which makes your car less fuel efficient.
Tips for Fuel Efficiency
Your car will not have the same fuel efficiency in the winter as it does in the summer. Here are some tips to maximize your car’s fuel efficiency:
- Whenever possible, park indoors. Having your car in a temperature-controlled area will limit how cold it gets, even in a parking garage.
- Avoid idling your car for long periods when you want to warm it up. Your car will naturally warm up while driving faster than just letting it idle.
- Take as few driving trips as possible.
- Keep an eye on your tire pressure.
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