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May 13, 2022

Learn How to Separate Facts from Fiction

3 Biggest Myths About Fuel Economy | Veteran Car DonationsAnybody who owns a vehicle wants to get better fuel economy. You’re certainly not the only one who’s conscious of how much fuel you use and how much it costs you.

Whether you’re looking to save some gas money, the environment, or both, you’d naturally want to find ways to do that. Although you can find tons of information on the internet, not everything you read is true. Unless you’re willing to waste your time, money, and even gas, you should get your facts straight about fuel economy.

 

Know These Fuel-Saving Misconceptions

Learning how to differentiate the myths from facts will help you cut down your visits to the pumps. You don’t have to be one of the countless vehicle owners out there who’ve fallen for these fuel-saving misconceptions:

  • MYTH #1: “Manual transmissions guarantee better fuel economy.”

Contrary to what some people believe, advances in automatic transmissions have effectively improved their efficiency. Today’s automatic versions of various types of vehicles may even have better fuel economy than those with manual transmissions.

  • MYTH #2: “You need to warm your vehicle up before you set off.”

Since this fuel-saving tip is based on old automotive technology, it won’t do anything to improve the fuel economy of a newer vehicle. There’s no need to wait for a modern engine to heat up because it has controlled fuel injectors that get it to the proper temperature. You can warm it up as you drive.

  • MYTH #3: “Using premium fuel is a surefire way to improve your fuel economy.”

If your car wasn’t designed for premium fuel, you can’t expect to experience the benefits of using it over regular gas. You can check your owner’s manual to see if the manufacturer recommends it. If they don’t, you’ll end up wasting your money on fuel that costs up to 20 cents more per gallon.

 

Want to Get Rid of Your Gas Guzzler Quickly?

If you have a gas guzzler that’s draining your wallet, do yourself a big favor by getting it off your hands. You would be much better off if you get yourself a new car.

As for your old ride, a quick and hassle-free way to retire it is to hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll give it a new and worthy purpose — a tool that can transform the lives of the suffering veterans in your community.

We’ll place your vehicle up for auction and use the proceeds to help fund the veteran-focused programs of our charity partners. Like us, these IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping former U.S. service members who are homeless, unable to find decent employment, and suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.

Our charity partners use the funding they get from us to provide our nation’s heroes with free medical treatment, psychotherapy services, financial aid, family support, housing assistance, educational scholarships, employment opportunities, and many other benefits.

To return the favor, our team will pick up and tow your vehicle for free wherever it’s located in the country. We’ll also promptly send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car via mail soon after its sale. You can use the receipt to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, the best reward you’ll get for making a charitable contribution to us is the joy of knowing that you’re giving back to the brave men and women who risked their lives to protect our security and preserve our freedoms.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good condition.

Want to learn more about our vehicle donation program? Go visit our FAQs page. If you have any questions for us, call us at 877-594-5822. You may also write to us here and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.

 

Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Heroes Today!

Give Our Heroes New Hope for a Better Year | Veteran Car DonationsTurn your unwanted vehicle into a meaningful gift for our nation’s heroes. Your donation will touch the hearts of the struggling veterans in your area. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!       

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