With sky-high fuel prices, getting the most miles out of every fill-up is top of mind. Here’s three tips for making miles go farther:
1. Shut down your truck or tractor instead of leaving it on idle. An idling engine burns about 0.8 gallons of fuel/hour. Investing in an auxiliary power unit can reduce the fuel waste down to 0.2 to 0.5 gallons during idling.
2. Optimize your speed. For every mile/hour driven over 55, drivers lose 0.1 miles/gallon in fuel economy. Cruise control can help optimize engine and travel speed to boost fuel efficiency.
3. Maintenance, such as proper tire pressure, can help with fuel economy. For every 10 psi a tire is inflated below the recommended fill, vehicles lose 1% of their fuel economy.
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