Your Car’s Efficiency is Dropping in the Cold

January 7, 2016

If it seems to you like you’re buying more - and thereby spending more on - gas when cold weather rolls around, you’re perceptions aren’t lying to you. Thankfully, there are a handful of ways you can help you vehicle reach better levels of fuel efficiency during winter, and the tips from the following article will help get you there.


Frigid temperatures, icy roads, and blowing snow can be hard on drivers’ nerves— and their vehicles—in the winter. When the mercury plunges, fuel efficiency can fall 20% or more and air pollution can increase.

Hybrids fare even worse— their fuel economy can drop over 30% in cold weather.

Follow these tips to increase your car’s wintertime fuel economy and reduce polluting emissions.

Check your tires. Tires lose pressure when the temperature drops. Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage and prolong the life of the tire. Check your tire pressure at least monthly in the winter. Continue Reading Winter Driving Tips

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