Common questions

# How do you increase your MPG?

## How do you increase your MPG?

Now’s a grand time to develop a few habits which are going to increase your miles per gallon and save you money in the long run.

1. Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated.
2. Empty The Trunk.
3. Use Only the Right Gasoline.
5. Turn Off the Engine at Long Stops.
7. Accelerate Slowly.

## How can I increase the gas mileage of my truck?

Do that math. Multiply the answer in Step 1 by the average price of fuel per gallon to determine about how much you spend on fuel each year. Next, estimate how much the modifications will increase your fuel mileage. Be conservative, because the advertisements for each product are usually off.

How do you calculate fuel mileage on a truck?

Annual miles driven divided by your truck’s average miles per gallon = the total gallons used per year. Do that math. Multiply the answer in Step 1 by the average price of fuel per gallon to determine about how much you spend on fuel each year. Next, estimate how much the modifications will increase your fuel mileage.

What’s the average mileage of a diesel truck?

Your truck’s fuel efficiency is 5.7 miles per gallon. Now, you can calculate your per-mile fuel spending. Take the current per-gallon price of diesel (\$2.10) and divide it by your truck’s miles per gallon. So, \$2.10 divided by 5.7 equals 36.84 cents.

### How can aggressive driving improve your fuel economy?

A 2012 study that factored in what it called “real-world driving conditions” landed on a more conservative estimate of 5–10% reduced fuel use through ceasing to brake and accelerate harshly, or 20% less fuel use for particularly aggressive cases. One takeaway is clear: aggressive driving is one of the biggest fuel burning practices out there.

Do that math. Multiply the answer in Step 1 by the average price of fuel per gallon to determine about how much you spend on fuel each year. Next, estimate how much the modifications will increase your fuel mileage. Be conservative, because the advertisements for each product are usually off.

Annual miles driven divided by your truck’s average miles per gallon = the total gallons used per year. Do that math. Multiply the answer in Step 1 by the average price of fuel per gallon to determine about how much you spend on fuel each year. Next, estimate how much the modifications will increase your fuel mileage.

### What’s the best way to conserve gas in a truck?

An old-time trucker was once quoted as saying this was the best way for a truck driver to conserve fuel. Apply pressure to the gas pedal gently and conservatively. Use light pressure when increasing and decreasing speed, and you will enjoy better gas mileage. Almost every truck driver has a way to save fuel and increase the miles per gallon ratio.

How does speed affect the fuel efficiency of a truck?

For every 1-mile per hour increase in speed (generally above 60 mph), there is a corresponding .14-mile-per-gallon falloff in fuel efficiency. For instance, a truck traveling at 65 mph will experience a fuel efficiency increase of about 27% compared to a truck traveling at 75 mph. Lower speeds reduce aerodynamic drag and decrease fuel consumption.

Ruth Doyle