What can effect Fuel Economy by up to 40%? PDF Print E-mail

According to the D.E.C.; A dragging brake, misalignment of tires, or a lit check engine light will have a significant impact on your fuel economy. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40%.

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Warning lights for “Service Engine Soon” or “Check Engine.” Ignoring these indicators may result in poor fuel economy performance and require expensive repairs. For example, a warning light may indicate a faulty oxygen sensor is sending more fuel to the engine than necessary, which can result in a 40-percent fuel economy decline. A warning light could also indicate a faulty thermostat, which can prevent a cold engine from reaching its normal operating temperature, resulting in the unnecessary injection of fuel.

Evaporative emission controls. Poorly operating evaporative emission controls can fail to capture gasoline vapors and recycle them to the fuel tank. Faulty controls waste gas and degrade air quality.

 Source: NADA

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Note; Anytime your Check Engine light stays on while driving, your vehicle has increased it's emissions (pollution) output. Have it checked at a qualified repair shop as soon as possible & if it's flashing, stop driving immediately.



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