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    Here at GreenCarReports, we often remind you what you can do to improve the gas mileage of your car with articles devoted to tire maintenance, good driving practice and following service schedules. According to Consumer Reports however, there are just as many things that are rumored to improve your gas mileage that just don’t work on today’s modern cars. Some, it has proven, including preferring air conditioning over open windows and choosing tires with low rolling resistance, don’t affect your gas mileage as much as you’d think. Here are just seven of the mpg myths...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Smart Driving Style
    Chevy Engineers, 2012 Cruze LT, Demonstrate Fuel-Smart Driving

    These days, we’re pretty sure that most car drivers know that the EPA-approved gas mileage ratings you see displayed on every new car at the dealer are for guidance only. In short, your mileage may (and probably will) vary from the EPA ratings, but by how much? And what effect does poor...

  • 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout
    How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

    With gas-mileage standards through 2016 now in place, the EPA and NHTSA are turning their sights toward rules for 2017 through 2025. Proposals are floating around for CAFE standards of up to 62 mpg (which means the vehicles you might buy would average about 50 mpg in actual use). Ah, the hell with...

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