Thrifty Spending Issue 96: Did You Know…

DID YOU KNOW…there are good and bad times to use your car’s a/c in order to optimize your MPG?

Using your car’s air conditioning responsibly could increase your average gas mileage by as much as 20%. On a hot day, driving around town with the windows down feels great and studies show it also saves you precious fuel at speeds of 45 mph and below. But when you hit the highway traveling 55 mph or higher creates enough drag in your vehicle to cause your mileage to suffer. So, be sure to roll those windows up. Next time you need to beat the heat while driving, check the speedometer to be sure you are cruising to savings.


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