Have you ever noticed that your car gets lower gas mileage in winter? It’s sad but true — most people experience a winter gas mileage drop — and the reasons are many. More friction from sloppy roads, fluids that don’t flow as well in cold temps, low tire pressure, and idling to keep warm all add up to your gas tank gobbling up more of your hard-earned money than it does in warmer weather.
The good news is that there are strategies to freeze out winter’s gas-leaching ways, and they’re all easy to do. We’ve got seven surprisingly easy tips in the infographic below, and if you want to take it even further, check out our tips on hypermiling and ecodriving.
At Sustainable America, we’re working to lower our reliance on foreign oil. We believe that small behavioral changes, like being smart about fuel economy, are just as important as big changes to reach this goal. Working together, we can build a stronger, more sustainable America.