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4 Wacky Ways to Improve Your Vehicle’s Fuel Efficiency

If you hate spending hundreds of dollars on gas every month, you’re probably willing to do everything in your power to improve the fuel economy of your vehicle. Unfortunately, some people find that their efforts to improve their vehicle’s fuel efficiency have largely been in vain. If you’re still looking for ways to improve fuel efficiency, here are four wacky yet effective ways you can do to so.

Drive As If You’re Biking

4 Wacky Ways to Improve Your Vehicle's Fuel Efficiency

One way you can improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle is by driving as if you are biking. While this may sound strange due to the many differences between a bike and an automobile, you should find this tactic quite effective.

You should approach speed while driving just as you would while biking. Obviously, you don’t want to be driving your car at 20 mpg on the highway. However, when you’re driving uphill, you should allow your vehicle to slow down. Since it takes more effort to go against gravity while driving uphill, it is more difficult to maintain the same speed. Therefore, you should slow down just as you would if you were riding a bicycle.

Essentially, you should keep in mind what makes riding a bike difficult. Make these situations painless by not ramping up the gas.

Personalize Your Vehicle

Believe it or not, it is possible to personalize your car while improving its fuel efficiency at the same time. When you purchase a new vehicle, you should make changes to it so that you can make it your own. This is because all car manufacturers design their vehicles with many different types of drivers in mind. Therefore, car manufacturers have to make compromises in order to please as many consumers as possible.

You will be hard-pressed to find a vehicle that was especially made for optimal fuel efficiency. Some changes you can do to personalize your vehicle and improve fuel economy include adding rear-wheel skirts, a grille block, and smooth covers for the wheels. Not only will this make your vehicle more fuel efficient, but it will also drastically change the appearance of it so that it stands out on the roads. If you’re willing to make more major changes, you should consider converting your vehicle so that it runs all-electric.

Install an Electric Fan

Another wacky way you can improve the fuel economy of your vehicle is by having an electric fan installed. You will most clearly see the positive impact of the electric fan when you’re cruising on the freeways. The increase in fuel efficiency of your vehicle can be as much as 10% when you’re driving in a neighborhood while adhering to the speed limit. The reason why the electric fan will increase fuel efficiency is that it will keep the engine of your vehicle cool. Don’t expect to see much a difference in fuel economy if you do most of your driving in the city or during rush hour when there is plenty of traffic.

Air/Vapor Bleed Devices

One sophisticated way you can achieve more miles for every gallon of gas is by having air bleed devices and vapor bleed devices installed.

The air bleed device works by providing extra air to the carburetor. These devices are usually installed on the PVC (positive crankcase ventilation) line. In some cases, the devices serve as replacements for idle-mixture screws. When it comes to installing air bleed devices, it is important to be cautious. The installation of some of these systems may be qualify as illegal tampering, according to the federal government.

The way a vapor bleed system is by vaporizing the fuel used by the PCV manifold. A few vapor bleed systems mix liquid fuel with air from the pressure line. This causes the fuel to become vaporized, increasing fuel efficiency.

As you can see, improving the fuel efficiency of your vehicle does not have to be difficult. If traditional methods haven’t proven themselves to be effective, you should try out these more unique methods. Chances are you will find these methods so effective that you will save a substantial amount on gas every month. One way you can improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle is by practicing safe driving habits. To learn how to drive safely, consider taking a defensive driving course.

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