One of the biggest reasons that someone will not be able to achieve the advertised fuel economy ratings is because of their driving habits. Driving habits that focus on achieving the best fuel economy from your vehicle has received a nickname called hypermiling. I have written a complete page on this subject on my other website. You can view this article from this next link that talks about hypermiling techniques.
Why do I care about fuel economy
This particular automotive instructor will remain nameless because he was extremely paranoid about sharing his results of increasing fuel economy from any given vehicle. He believed in most of the conspiracy theories that were circulating at the time and feared for his well-being.
Before I move on I would like to share with you that he had some radical ideas about the jets used in the carburetor and was also intrigued by heating the fuel using a heater element in the base plate gasket. His results where interesting to say the least. Also interesting was at around this same time in automotive history, fuel injection became more widely used and carburetors where abandoned.
What too do about fuel economy
It is for this reason that I personally feel that the advertised fuel economy ratings are extremely achievable. After you find out what your vehicle is capable of you will need to measure the actual miles per gallon that your vehicle gets in both City and highway driving conditions. Getting the best fuel economy possible can not be achieved without measurements and data collection.
If you find that your results are lower than the advertised specifications then you should try to take action. I have written several pages to assist you in diagnosing your problems and help you increase fuel economy. Although a lot of this information may be things that you already know they may not be things that you practice on a daily basis.
A common problem that can lead to poor fuel economy would be a vehicle that is not running correctly. The online auto repair.net website has a lot of information to help you diagnose and solve automotive performance problems. If you are in a hurry and would like to ask an expert about your particular situation this next link will take you to the car repair help section. For more of the latest articles posted to the blog this next link will take you back to the blog home page from this page about getting the best fuel economy possible.