Fuel Economy Cars Pacific MO

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.

Mechanic on the Spot
(314) 596-2927
151 Pinecrest Ct.
Manchester, MO
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Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Autotire
(636) 587-2036
85 Hilltop Village Center Drive
Eureka, MO
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Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
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90 Days Same as Cash

City of Chesterfield-Fleet Maintenance
(636) 812-9612, 001-2004
165 Public Works Drive
Chesterfield, MO
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Blue Seal Certified
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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Dobbs Tire & Auto Center
(636) 227-9700
15401 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO
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Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies

Fifth and Oak Autocrafts
(636) 239-5885, 001-2004
1808 East Fifth Street
Washington, MO
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Blue Seal Certified
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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Show Me Auto Body
(636) 271-6111, 001-2004
118 East Union Street
Pacific, MO
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Blue Seal Certified
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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Firestone Complete Auto Care
(636) 536-0488
16950 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield, MO
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Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
7 Days A Week Daily Everyday
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Debit Card

Dobbs Tire & Auto Center
(636) 733-3300
17146 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield, MO
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Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
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Cooper, Exhaust Systems

Dobbs Tire & Auto Center
(636) 256-8690
1116 Sulphur Spring Road
Ballwin, MO
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Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Products
Cooper

Al's Automotive & Tire
(636) 343-1972, 001-2004
1643 South Old Highway 141
Fenton, MO
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Blue Seal Certified
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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Top 10 Factors Contributing to Fuel Economy

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


How a BMW disturbs the air
around it.
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.



Keeping your tires
properly inflated will
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How your vehicle is geared
plays a huge role.

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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