Fuel Economy Cars Loudon TN

As it turns out, there are as many factors that go into how well your ride does at the pumps as there are flavors of Jelly Beans out there. Read on to discover the top 10 factors contributing to fuel economy from DriverSide.

LNS Performance LLC
(865) 671-1480, 001-2004
10919 Murdock Drive
Knoxville, TN
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Cobbs Auto Parts
(865) 458-5472
822 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN
Services
Clutch Repair,Engine Repair,Speedometer Repair

Bivens Body Shop and Wrecker Service
(865) 458-5233
2052 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN
Services
Alignment Repair

Eagle Racing Engines Inc
(865) 408-1000
706 Rpm Drive
Loudon, TN
Services
Engine Repair

Napa Auto Parts
(865) 986-8092
405 Highway 321 N
Lenoir City, TN
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Tennessee Collision Repair, Inc.
(865) 970-2031, 001-2004
3035 North Park Boulevard
Alcoa, TN
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Chucks Classic Cars
(865) 458-9067
16505 W Lee Highway
Loudon, TN
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

D and R Truck Repair Melton DBA
(865) 458-9910
1429 Monterey Drive
Loudon, TN
Services
Truck Auto Body

Proformance Muffler Shop
(865) 458-2900
1064 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN
Services
Mufflers Repair

OReilly Auto Parts
(865) 986-2156
800 East Broadway Street
Lenoir City, TN
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Clutch Repair

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Top 10 Factors Contributing to Fuel Economy

Top 10 Factors Contributing To Fuel Economy By Zach Bowman, DriverSide Contributing Editor


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Even though gas prices have eased compared to the outrageous numbers we saw just a few short months ago, fuel economy is still on the minds of vehicle owners everywhere. We’ve already shown you a few simple steps to save gas and how to improve your car’s fuel economy, but what determines a vehicle’s mpg? Why can certain cars zip along at close to 40 mpg while others are lucky to get anywhere near 20? As it turns out, there are as many factors that go into how well your ride does at the pumps as there are flavors of Jelly Beans out there.



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We could write tomes on the principals that go into churning out the very best EPA numbers, but you probably wouldn’t want to read them. Instead, we’ve come up with 10 factors that have the greatest impact on fuel consumption. Some of the concepts might get a little technical, but there shouldn’t be anything as bad as your high school chemistry class. Promise.

1. Displacement

We’re not talking about losing your keys. That’s misplacement. Displacement is the volume of air your engine can consume in a single revolution, and these days it’s usually described in liters. A Yaris, for example, has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. That means with every revolution of the motor, the engine draws in and expels 1.5 liters of air.

The more air an engine moves, the more fuel it can consume with every turn. That’s why, on the whole, four-cylinder engines are thought of as more fuel-efficient than bigger motors like V-6’s or V-8’s. So, while a sub-compact car may only move 1.5-liters with every revolution, full-size trucks can draw in and spit out around 4.6-liters of air thanks to a V-8 engine. Again, more air means more fuel.

2. Weight

Of course, how much air your vehicle moves through its engine isn’t the sole deciding factor when it comes to mpg. How hard your motor works also has a big effect on what kind of mileage your vehicle gets, and the most basic kind of work is moving all the vehicle’s components down the road. To that end, a vehicle’s weight plays a key role in how much it drinks.

The more a vehicle weighs, the harder it will have to work get going and stay moving down the road. A pint-sized vehicle will barely move the scales, while some SUVs and trucks weigh in around a portly 5,000 lbs. The slimmer waistline in a small car means it can afford to have a smaller engine and a motor that doesn’t have to breathe too deeply every time it needs to get up to speed. In contrast, if a vehicle needs capabilities as a towing machine, heavy equipment is a necessity.

3. Gearing

While engine displacement and power have much to do with fin...

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