Common Causes for Poor Fuel Economy

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 5:03 pm
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What Vehicle Issues Can Negatively Impact a Car’s Gas Mileage?

Attentive drivers may notice a reduction in their car’s fuel efficiency over time. As fuel economy is determined by a variety of factors, it can be tricky to determine the primary cause. Wondering what vehicle issues can negatively impact a car’s gas mileage? We’ve put together a list of the most common causes for lowered vehicle efficiency. 


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Common Reasons for Lowered Fuel Efficiency


  • Incorrect Tire Pressure
  • Misfiring Spark Plugs
  • Faulty Oxygen Sensors
  • Faulty Fuel Injectors
  • Using Improper Motor Oil
  • Faulty Coolant Sensor
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