Excess Weight Can be Lowering your Fuel Economy

Most drivers probably never give a second thought to the extra weight that they carry around in their vehicles. They will pile items in the rear of a vehicle and may forget that they even have them in there. Also, they will pack heavy for trips and put luggage on the roof.

This seems harmless but in reality could be lowering your fuel economy. The extra weight that is being carried on your vehicle is causing your engine to work harder and burn more fuel. Over the course of a month or even a long trip, this could dramatically lower you fuel economy. Your best bet for improving fuel economy is to make sure that you only pack necessary items when going on long road trips. Drivers should limit the amount of heavy items that they have in their vehicles.

If you follow this simple tip and limit the amount of extra weight on your vehicle, you can increase your vehicle's fuel economy drastically.
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