7 Myths About Gas Mileage...Debunked

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Rolling down your windows creates drag and uses more gas.
It's a common belief that driving with the windows down will significantly lower your gas mileage. After having the ... more 
Photo by: Flickr: koocbor
Rolling down your windows creates drag and uses more gas.
It's a common belief that driving with the windows down will significantly lower your gas mileage. After having the opportunity to visit Ford's Wind Tunnel, I can tell you a ton of engineering and research goes into the aerodynamics of a vehicle. And, the truth is, the windows won't have a noticeable effect on gas mileage under 40mph. Which means, it won't affect city miles at all. So, go ahead -- enjoy a drive through down with the wind in your hair.
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Tue, Jul 31, 2012 2:10 PM EDT
With fuel prices at an all-time high, it makes sense to find ways to improve fuel efficiency. There's a lot of information, misconceptions, and myths out there: Don't roll down the windows! Leave the air-conditioner on! So what really affects your gas mileage? I've researched the validity of a few common beliefs. Here are 7 myths and facts on fuel efficiency, to help you get the most out of your next fill-up. - By Heather Sokol



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