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sarah_9
09-07-2009, 08:17 AM
Hello,

For better car mileage consider few points:

1. Always follow an authorized service center for maintenance service
2. Avoid AC
3.Make sure that your tires are properly inflated
4.Always use a good engine oil
5. Avoid accelerating on steep road
6. Drive in right gear
7.Keeping your highway speed at 55 mph can improve you gas mileage by as much as 25%.

these are the few basics that one should follow while driving it is good for your.

Regards,
sarah_9

djarmy2004
09-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Well i know this depends on the vehicle but In my Trailblazer it dont matter weather i run the AC or not in the city i get 12mpg and on hwy i get 23. maybe if you have a foriegn car this might matter.

mazdakid
09-08-2009, 09:13 PM
Well i know this depends on the vehicle but In my Trailblazer it dont matter weather i run the AC or not in the city i get 12mpg and on hwy i get 23. maybe if you have a foriegn car this might matter.

:crazy:

kfx450r
09-08-2009, 09:18 PM
While they might help, some of those tips are absolutely rediculous, try driving around in 100+ weather with 90% humidity with no a/c...and how are you going to go up a steep hill without accelerating? Goose it right before? well thats wasting gas aswell.
Also 55mph on the highway is rediculous, someone driving that slow would cause a wreck.

18inchjeepin
09-08-2009, 09:21 PM
thanks for the spam, I mean we americans dont have common sense and cant think for ourselves

allout13
09-08-2009, 09:22 PM
While they might help, some of those tips are absolutely rediculous, try driving around in 100+ weather with 90% humidity with no a/c...and how are you going to go up a steep hill without accelerating? Goose it right before? well thats wasting gas aswell.
Also 55mph on the highway is rediculous, someone driving that slow would cause a wreck.

you are supposed to maintain the same amount of force on the gas pedal when you go up a hill which will naturally slow you down, but then you accelerate going down a hill.

I run 60mph on the highway and I havent cause a wreck yet :laugh: although I must admit, it kills me whenever I see a semi pass me :(

On another note, I got 37.6mpg on my last tank in my integra!!!

req
09-08-2009, 09:27 PM
in virginia the speed limit is 55mph on the highway. that srsly *****.

but also the whole AC thing is kind of a lie as well because while driving on the highway with the windows rolled down usually will cause more drag and lowering the MPG and AC is usually more efficient.

oh well. the best thing to do is not drive aggressively.

allout13
09-08-2009, 10:56 PM
in virginia the speed limit is 55mph on the highway. that srsly *****.

but also the whole AC thing is kind of a lie as well because while driving on the highway with the windows rolled down usually will cause more drag and lowering the MPG and AC is usually more efficient.

oh well. the best thing to do is not drive aggressively.

I think thats vehicle dependant. In my car I get much better mpg without ac and both windows down

JuicyJeff
09-10-2009, 01:12 PM
add acetone to your gas, around 4 oz per 10 gallons of gas. Research, it can make a huge difference.

eharri3
09-15-2009, 04:34 PM
I find driving style makes the bigger difference. In my 04 Dakota CrewCab 4x4 V8 if I was gentle I could get 19mpg on the highway. If I was hard on it, 14 or 15. In my 09 Tundra Crewmax I got nearly 19 mpg highway my first trip with 500 miles on the clock but if I am not gentle I average 14. Unfortunately I am almost never gentle on a vehicle as that to me is a waste of a perfectly good engine. Those higher measurements were taken immediately after purchase on the first road trip or two just to see what was possible, driving like a 92 year old grandma with cataracts in both eyes puttering down the road in a 20 year old Buick Lesabre. After that I switched to my normal driving style and consistently average closer to the lower numbers.

What alot of people really don't understand is that the numbers on the window stickers are estimated ranges. There's way too many variables such as those listed above for it to be guarenteed. Seems like every time I've been in the dealership I've listened to a service manager on the phone struggling to explain to some leadfoot who lives in a hilly area and does 75 on the highway why missing EPA estimates is not a reason to run a complete engine diagnostic on a 3 month old car purchased brand new.

t1990le
09-15-2009, 04:38 PM
LOL I get 9 mpg on my truck i dont think doing any of that would really make a lot of difference. :)

nicksredline
09-15-2009, 10:28 PM
yeah my durango with the 5.9l gets 10 mpg.... traded it in but even if i drove it nice and babied it i got only 12 mpg max!.

Random1010
09-15-2009, 10:29 PM
ride the bus, ride a bike, become a hermit?

basebalz13
09-15-2009, 10:37 PM
I think thats vehicle dependant. In my car I get much better mpg without ac and both windows down


dude that girl in ur sig is HOT

badvlvo
09-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Does this look like Chinglish to anyone?

****ing spam.

Scoobydoo
09-17-2009, 06:05 PM
8. use cruise control on highways

allout13
09-17-2009, 06:07 PM
Ive gotten 34 mpg running 80mph before :fyi: (epa rated 30mpg highway)
although I could probably push 40 mpg driving 60mph on a long trip like that was.


dude that girl in ur sig is HOT

amen


Does this look like Chinglish to anyone?

****ing spam.

at least its a decent topic

badvlvo
09-17-2009, 06:14 PM
at least its a decent topic

True.

My 91 Volvo averaged 32mpg @ 86 mph across I-10 in Texas. 2 occupants, 800lbs of gear on a self-tuned (no dyno) Megasquirted B6304 6cyl with an auto trans.

PIITB Wut Wut
09-17-2009, 06:20 PM
http://www.idiotstrafficschool.com/


zinger.... free advertising..... what i dont get is why the heck would they post about MPG on a caraudio site when they run a traffic school..... hrmm

olivia751
10-29-2009, 03:43 AM
Hello,

Hello,

For better car mileage consider few points:

1. Always follow an authorized service center for maintenance service
2. Avoid AC
3.Make sure that your tires are properly inflated
4.Always use a good engine oil
5. Avoid accelerating on steep road
6. Drive in right gear
7.Keeping your highway speed at 55 mph can improve you gas mileage by as much as 25%.

these are the few basics that one should follow while driving it is good for your.

Regards,
sarah_9


Thanks for your advice Sarah. Its really helpful for everyone..




Regards,
Olivia

prophecy
11-23-2009, 11:23 PM
8-10 mpg in my Camaro. No matter what.

timaishu
11-29-2009, 12:54 AM
I get around 21-22mpg in my altima 3.5se.

Which is the same as my old ford taurus. :(

But I guess thats still a good thing because I have double the horsepower and like 70lbs more torque.

eharri3
11-29-2009, 10:43 AM
I get around 21-22mpg in my altima 3.5se.

Which is the same as my old ford taurus. :(

But I guess thats still a good thing because I have double the horsepower and like 70lbs more torque.

Wow

That's it? I have managed 18.7 on the highway, 3 mpg less, in an 09 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 with the 5.7.

S.B.C.
11-29-2009, 06:36 PM
add acetone to your gas, around 4 oz per 10 gallons of gas. Research, it can make a huge difference.

Found this

Acetone is known to deteriorate cheap plastics and other substances. While the components in a car's fuel system should be of high quality, and thus immune to any deleterious effects from exposure to acetone, be aware that "ideal" is not always the case in practice. Be advised that not all systems have been tested against acetone. Until such thorough testing has been accomplished and certified by an accredited authority, you assume your own liability for experimentally testing acetone in your particular system.

Vietnam officially bans acetone as additive in gasoline - Acetone is a solvent that can be used as an additive for boosting octane levels in gasoline. However, a high amount of acetone in gasoline can affect the rubber seals of vehicle engines, and is being blamed for the large-scale breakdown of motorcycles in Ho Chi Minh. (Platts; Sept. 8, 2006)

timaishu
11-29-2009, 09:31 PM
Wow

That's it? I have managed 18.7 on the highway, 3 mpg less, in an 09 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 with the 5.7.

No no no. Thats the overall average. Trip mileage divided by how much gas I put in. I can get 27-28mpg on the highway if I go 55-65mph.

Rickna
02-03-2010, 10:46 PM
Don't drive like I do...LOL

Louisiana_CRX
02-05-2010, 02:36 AM
wtf

TMali
02-05-2010, 02:43 AM
to save on gas i just drive down hill where ever i need to go

hatedonmostly
02-05-2010, 02:46 AM
I used to worry about gas mileage back when I didn't have a job and had to make my $20 allowance last me for two weeks when gas was $4 a gallon.

Nowadays, I don't really give two shits. :fyi: