Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fuel Economy Myth Busters!

Fuel Economy Myth Busters!
BRIGHTON, Mich - With gas prices trickling down and then shooting back up, people are always looking for ways to save money at the pump! Technology has allowed many fuel efficient fuels to be produced, however, we still have to spend a decent chunk of change on fuel. We are here to be your Fuel Economy Myth Busters and help make your next trip the gas station a little easier by providing these fuel saving tips. 

Myth 1: Wake up at the crack of dawn it fill up. 
Fact: Regardless if you're an early riser or a night owl, the time of day at which you fill up your tank is irrelevant. It has been said that filling up when it is cold in the morning gets you more gas. Wrong. Your car is designed to keep the gas tank at a constant temperature, so there is no change in gas volume no matter what time of day!

Myth 2: Paying more to save gas.
Fact: Many people believe that paying for a premium grade of gas will provide better gas mileage and a better performance. This is not true. Each vehicle is designed for a specific grade of gas. If you are putting a premium grade into a vehicle that is not a luxury or sport model with a high-performance engine, you are simply wasting your money. If you are unsure about which grade to use, your owner's manual will provide the recommended (or some are required) type of fuel.

Myth 3: Driving with your windows down lowers gas mileage.
Fact: Depending on the type of vehicle you are driving, results of gas milage will vary. According to researchers at, a pickup truck got almost 10% better gas mileage with the windows rolled down. On the other hand, Consumer Reports revealed that running the air conditioning while driving at 65mph can reduce fuel mileage by about 1 mpg or more. There are various answers to this question, but if you want to improve your gas mileage the answer is simple: drive slower. 

Myth 4: Independent or non-chain gas stations have lower-quality fuel.
Fact: Local gas stations typically purchase their fuel from big name brand oil companies. Don't worry about filling up at your local gas station, you will have the same fuel economy regardless!

If you're looking to get the most mileage out of your gas tank after these Fuel Economy Myth Busters, come to Brighton Ford to upgrade to a more fuel efficient vehicle! We have a great variety of New Ford Cars for Sale that are fun to drive and will save you money at the pump! Stop by Brighton Ford to test-drive the vehicle of your choice today!

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives for customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit or give us a call at (800) 836-8206.

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