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8 Things That Can Hurt Your Gas Mileage

8 Things That Can Hurt Your Gas Mileage

While gas mileage naturally (and slowly) decreases over the vehicle's life, it should not be significant. If you've noticed your gas mileage getting worse, you should consider getting it checked out. While it may be bad habits, it can also be due to vehicle problems. Read on to learn ten mechanical car problems that can decrease fuel economy. Clogged Fuel Injectors - This is one of the most popular reasons for an increase in a vehicle's fuel consumption. Fuel injectors supply the engine with an appropriate amount of fuel, and it can inefficiently spray if it gets clogged. Dirty Engine Air Filter - If your engine air filter is filthy or blocked, your engine won't be able to get the "fresh air" it needs. Therefore, it will end up straining itself and consuming more gas. Worn Fuel Filter - Fuel filters are in charge of blocking out contaminants in the gas that could harm the engine. A plugged fuel filter can decrease fuel pressure and cause your engine to run ... read more