The cold winter weather takes a toll on your fuel economy. Here are three tips for getting the most out of your fuel this winter
As we welcome the colder months of winter, it’s important to be aware of how the weather affects your vehicle. During the warm months of summer, the weather actually helps you increase your fuel efficiency by warming up the engine. However, in the winter, the weather has the opposite effect. Your engine will have to work harder to keep warm, lowering your fuel efficiency in the process.
Not to worry, follow these three tips to help keep your trips to the gas station at a minimum.
- Make sure your tire pressure is checked regularly – learn how here.
- If possible, park your car in the garage or in a parking structure – you want to keep your car as warm as possible.
- Minimize the number of times you drive with a cold engine by combining your errands into one trip!
Remember! Driving conditions worsen in the winter, especially if you are living a colder climate. If this is your first time living in a snowy area, get a car that’s built to handle well in cold, wet conditions. Look for vehicles with Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive capabilities.
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