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How To Drive More Efficiently in Winter

 How To Drive More Efficiently in Winter

Even the slightest drop in temperature can affect your vehicle’s fuel economy, as a car’s gas mileage is much lower in chiller weather. A reduced fuel economy can result in you spending more time and money at the gas station. The team at Convoy Auto Repair wants to keep this from happening, which is why we have compiled a few tips and tricks designed to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy during winter.  What exactly causes your vehicle’s fuel economy to lower in the winter? First, engine and transmission friction increases in cold weather because it causes your engine fluid’s temperature to drop. Next, heated seats, window defrosters, and heater fans all use additional power. Colder air is also much more dense, increasing aerodynamic drag on your vehicle. Finally, your alternator has to work that much harder to keep your battery charged, which in turn leads to decreased battery performance. However, there are several steps you can take to drive mor ... read more

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