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A look at 5 parts that could be making your car or truck thirsty

Millions of drivers waste fuel needlessly every day, without even realizing it. Whether by carrying around extra weight or running a vehicle that’s in need of maintenance, bad fuel mileage often creeps up slowly – swilling away your hard-earned money, and contributing to excessive emissions. If you don’t monitor your vehicle’s fuel consumption regularly, increased fuel consumption can be even harder to detect.

Is your ride running at maximum efficiency, or is it wasting your money and polluting needlessly? If you’re not sure, here’s a look at four parts that can be easily replaced and one that should be removed when not in use, as a starting point, to help ensure your car, SUV or pickup isn’t drinking more than its fair share of fuel.
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Gas a diesel cruze and you'll be good on fuel no matter the load. With all my electrical gear and tools and luggage for 2 people I still got 56 us mpg the other day
 

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And the number one item to improve your fuel economy - remove the lead from your right foot!
 

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Wow another useless article... basically follow your owners manual for maintenance and better mpg........ hmm can i be hired there to speak and write obvious info too?
 

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I kinda question the first one - air filter. That was true in the days of carbureted cars as it could affect the air/fuel ratio. I know my '67's MPG would take a dive when the filter got dirty. But I'm not sure as that's true for modern computerized cars that measure actual air flow.
 

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I kinda question the first one - air filter. That was true in the days of carbureted cars as it could affect the air/fuel ratio. I know my '67's MPG would take a dive when the filter got dirty. But I'm not sure as that's true for modern computerized cars that measure actual air flow.
If your air filter gets really bad then it's still true. Just means you can go longer between changing the air filter.
 

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It was an eBay site.
Yep, that'll get the filter faster than YouTube does.

I kinda question the first one - air filter. That was true in the days of carbureted cars as it could affect the air/fuel ratio. I know my '67's MPG would take a dive when the filter got dirty. But I'm not sure as that's true for modern computerized cars that measure actual air flow.
If your air filter gets really bad then it's still true. Just means you can go longer between changing the air filter.
Also have to factor in a dirty MAF sensor
 

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Was having a wash and wax one of them?
 

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Was having a wash and wax one of them?
im sure on some level over 1,000 mile tank the slighly smoother surface with wax may help .000000 well you get the idea. plus its more pleasant
 

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Nah, you need to get out the hammer and add golf-ball dimples
Or park it just about anywhere on the Colorado Front Range for a summer. Plenty of dimples will be added at no effort on your part. :uhh:
 

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Getting a rental for ski season.

I've googled the interior dimensions, but every site I've found only gives measurements in terms of volume. Does anyone know whether the rear cargo space (with seats down) is long enough to fit snowboards. Need at least 160cm (63").
 
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