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With gas prices soaring, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. However, we see so many myths surrounding gas mileage that are unfounded. Our Honda service technicians at Hall Honda Elizabeth City are setting the record straight.  

Only Small Vehicles Are Fuel Efficient 

Smaller vehicles are typically more aerodynamic and naturally weigh less, so they’re usually more fuel efficient. However, there are many other factors that can impact your gas mileage, such as the engine type, transmission, and tires. Not to mention, there are many SUVs and trucks with hybrid and electric powertrains that can deliver notable efficiency.  

That Cargo Doesn’t Really Make a Difference 

We’re guessing if you’re pulling a trailer every day that you realize the extra weight is making your vehicle less efficient. However, you don’t have to be completely loaded down. As little as 100 pounds can make a difference. So, if you’re driving around with a baby hippo, you’ll see a dip in your MPGs.  

Overinflating Your Tires Can Help 

Did you know that underinflated tires cause your vehicle to work harder which means you use extra fuel? However, overinflating tires do not make them less resistant. In fact, overinflation can cause your tires to wear unevenly, which can actually make your vehicle less efficient.  

Vehicles Become Less Efficient as They Age 

It’s a common myth that older vehicles are less efficient. To some degree, that can be true. As vehicles age, they accrue wear and tear which can diminish their performance. This, in turn, decreases their fuel efficiency. However, if your vehicle is regularly maintained, there’s no reason its efficiency will deplete at all.  

One thing is for certain when it comes to fuel efficiency – routine maintenance is crucial. When you need expert care, our Honda dealership in Elizabeth City, NC has you covered. Come see us today!  

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