Myths About Saving Gas Mileage

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WEST MICHIGAN (June 15, 2014) – With gas prices hovering around the $4 mark here in Michigan, people are doing what they can to save at the pump.

But do things like oil changes and new filters extend the mileage of your fuel? Like anything, there are myths when it comes to gas mileage.

One of those is the size of your car. The EPA says that technology has improved, and that vehicles now have variable fuel component systems to help improve mileage.

Another myth: Old school standard is more fuel-efficient than automatic transmission. Fact:  Newer automatic engines are as efficient as the old stick shift and are easier to drive in traffic.

One big question that a lot of drivers ask; “Does buying premium improve my mileage?” According to the EPA, other than cars that are specifically designed for it, you really won’t notice a difference.

To see more myths and facts, just watch the attached report from Christian Frank.

To keep track of gas prices in your area, just visit gas buddy’s website.


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  • imbartsimpsonman

    ok the only reason these people dont see the difference in mileage between an automatic or a stick is because they have only seen examples with low horsepower vehicles. especially newer vehicles regardless of transmission type get pretty good mileage either way. However you would be saying that when you test the mileage in a vehicle with a bigger motor. for instance if you take a corvette automatic and a corvette manual, test the mileage in both cars providing they are the same specs then the answer will be alot more clear.

  • imbartsimpsonman

    As far as the lady saying the liberty wastes more gas than the hummer. who is she kidding? where do you find these people?

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