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Old 05-07-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Tests by Edmunds. Save up to 37% by changing your driving habits!

Test #1 Aggressive Driving vs. Moderate Driving
Save 31% (average)

Test #2 Lower Speeds Saves Gas
Save 12%

Test #3 Use Cruise Control
Save 7%

Test #4 A/C On, Windows Up vs. A/C Off, Windows Down
No measurable difference

Test #5 Check Your Tire Pressure
No measurable difference

Test #6 Avoid Excessive Idling
Save 19%

See the full explanations of the tests here http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/driving/a...42/article.html
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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This sounds like a lot of hot air to me.

For example: tire pressure make no difference in fuel economy? Try this test; Inflate your bicycle tire 10 PSI below the recomended inflation pressure and go for a ride. Then inflate as recomended and go for a ride. Which ride took less energy?

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Old 05-08-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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So, if I did all those things, I'd save 69%. COOOL!
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This sounds like a lot of hot air to me.

For example: tire pressure make no difference in fuel economy? Try this test; Inflate your bicycle tire 10 PSI below the recomended inflation pressure and go for a ride. Then inflate as recomended and go for a ride. Which ride took less energy?

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So if I go from 100# to 90# I would notice a difference? Actually I don't own a bicycle anymore so I'm working from memory here.

I did see this at another automotive site: "Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi (pounds per square inch) drop in pressure of all four tires. " So a 5 psi reduction (in all four tires!) would be 2 percent lower mileage or if you normally get 20MPG you would get 19.6MPG. Somewhat confirms the finding of minimal difference, IMHO. http://www.carcare.org/Tires_Wheels/inflation.shtml
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:51 AM   #5
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Hola Senors and Senoritas as well as Senoras!

Pumped up the tires from 35 to 40...kept the same driving mode...in cruise as much as possible and holding off on the testosterone...went from 18 to 19...which is fine with me with the beastie truck I drive.

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