7 Biggest Myths About Fuel Economy Exposed!

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Distinguish Facts from Fiction

Every driver wants to have the best fuel economy. Whether it’s to save money or protect Mother Nature, or both, many motorists always look for ways to improve their gas mileage.

However, not everything you read online is factual. Misconceptions are everywhere. You might even be following some advice you’ve found somewhere on the web, only to discover later on that it’s just a myth. No wonder you’ve been seeing no good results!

To help you distinguish facts from fiction, here are the seven biggest myths about fuel economy exposed!

  • Myth #1: You need a small car for good fuel economy.

Indeed, smaller cars contribute to better gas mileage due to better aerodynamics. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t rely on larger vehicles for fuel economy. Thanks to advanced technologies like diesel engines, turbocharging, low rolling resistance tires, direct fuel injection, and enhanced aerodynamic designs, almost all vehicle sizes are equally fuel-efficient.

  • Myth #2: Premium fuel improves fuel economy.

Unless you drive a performance car or one that’s specifically designed for premium fuel, you won’t be gaining any benefits from choosing premium fuel over standard petrol. You’ll only end up spending more money. Premium fuel can cost up to 20 cents more per gallon.

  • Myth #3: Fuel economy decreases as your car ages.

While newer models are equipped with more advanced technology and components, older vehicles that are well-maintained can still retain their efficiency for years. As long as you regularly take care of your car, you don’t have to worry about its age affecting fuel efficiency.

  • Myth #4: You should leave your car idling instead of turning it off.

Many people switch their engines on and off while they’re waiting, thinking that it can save gas. In reality, the exact opposite happens when you do that. Fuel injectors help cars start more efficiently, especially when warmed up. Leaving vehicles to run, on the other hand, only wastes more fuel.

  • Myth #5: You should wait for your engine to heat up before driving.

This one’s only applicable for older models. Today’s car engines come with controlled fuel injectors, ensuring the right temperature for the engines. This means you don’t have to warm your car before driving off. It’s much quicker and more fuel-efficient to warm the engine as you drive.

  • Myth #6: Cleaning and replacing your air filters improve fuel economy.

Like the myth mentioned above, this only works for vehicles using old technologies. Since modern cars have systems to regulate the fuel-air ratio, a dirty air filter no longer affects fuel economy. It can, however, result in poor engine performance.

  • Myth #7: Manual transmissions get better fuel economy than automatic transmissions.

Not anymore. Advances in automatic transmissions have improved the fuel efficiency of automatic cars. Modern automatic cars have the same, or even better, fuel economy than those with manual transmissions.


Has Your Old Car Become a Money Pit? Here’s What You Can Do

If you have an outdated gas guzzler, one that’s burning a big hole in your pocket with its never-ending costly repairs, end your misery by simply getting rid of that vehicle. The best way to do that is by donating that automobile to us here at Breast Cancer Car Donations. When you do that, you’ll not only solve all your car woes. More importantly, you’ll also be contributing to saving the lives of destitute breast cancer patients in your area.

Once we get hold of your vehicle, we’ll have it sold to generate funds for our breast cancer-focused nonprofit partners. We’ll transfer the proceeds to these charities, helping them support their beneficiaries through the comprehensive breast health services they offer.

Thanks to your charitable contribution, uninsured and destitute breast cancer-stricken women in your area will be able to receive financial assistance and gain easy access to top medical facilities where they can undergo breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and full treatment.

To thank you for your donation, we’ll make sure that you are amply rewarded. We’ll send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle a few weeks after its auction. You can use this receipt to claim your top tax deduction in the next tax season.

We’ll also provide you with our free towing service. We can collect your donation anywhere in the United States. We’ll also handle all paperwork on your behalf. Trust us, we got your back!

All these material perks may pale in comparison to the greatest reward you’ll get for your act of charity — the priceless feeling of joy and satisfaction for doing something that can help save lives.

As for the types of vehicles that you can donate, you can check them out here. We accept even vehicles that are no longer in the best of shape.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069. You can also message us here. You may also check out our FAQs page to learn more about our car donation program, including our quick and easy donation process.


Become a Hero Today!

It only takes a simple vehicle donation to give hope to despairing breast cancer patients. Turn your old car into a powerful life-saving tool. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!