January 18, 2023
Looking to Save on Gas While Keeping Your Car in Tip-Top Shape?
Contrary to popular belief, fuel economy ratings aren’t fixed numbers like cargo volumes or engine sizes. Factors such as driving habits, the vehicle’s mechanical condition, and driving conditions can significantly affect a vehicle’s fuel economy.
Fuel Economy: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re looking to save money at the pump while ensuring your car performs optimally, you’ll want to get the ideal gas mileage for your vehicle model. Understanding the basics of fuel economy is the first step to achieving that goal. To help you get started, Veteran Car Donations has compiled the answers to the most asked questions about fuel economy.
1. What’s the difference between fuel economy and fuel consumption?
Some people incorrectly use the terms “fuel economy” and “fuel consumption.” Their misinterpretations tend to generate confusion.
To clarify things, fuel economy refers to the number of miles a vehicle can travel using a specific amount of fuel. When used as a metric, fuel economy measures the distance a vehicle travels per unit of fuel. It’s expressed in miles per gallon. American consumers, vehicle manufacturers, and regulators have been using this popular measure to classify vehicles.
On the other hand, fuel consumption refers to the amount of fuel consumed in driving a specific distance. In other words, it’s the inverse of fuel economy. American consumers measure fuel consumption in gallons per 100 miles. This measure helps determine yearly fuel savings.
2. What’s the average fuel economy of vehicles in the United States?
An Environmental Protection Agency report shows that the average fuel economy for model year 2020 light-duty vehicles increased to 25.7 miles per gallon (MPG). That’s a new record high for average new light-duty vehicle fuel economy.
3. What does poor fuel economy mean?
Poor fuel economy indicates that your car isn’t running at its best. Poor fuel economy can wreak havoc on your budget because a full tank may only take only a portion of the distance it used to cover.
4. How can I get the best possible fuel economy for my vehicle?
Adopting good driving habits and keeping your car in tip-top shape can help you improve your vehicle’s fuel economy and reduce fuel costs. You’ll want to drive sensibly, remove excess weight in your car, avoid excessive idling, observe the speed limit, use overdrive gears, lose the roof rack, and use cruise control. To keep your vehicle in good condition, ensure proper tire inflation, use the recommended grade of motor oil, and replace clogged air filters.
Use Your Old Car to Reach Out to the Suffering Veterans in Your Community
If you’re tired of your vehicle’s gas-guzzling ways, consider donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll give your old car a new and noble purpose by using it to uplift the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.
Our team will sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life-enhancement programs of reputable veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. Like us, these IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits are dedicated to helping veterans who have become homeless due to poverty, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those who are suffering from service-connected disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.
Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other services all meant to transform their lives.
You’ll benefit immensely from your charitable contribution. You’ll have no problem disposing of your unneeded auto since we will pick it up and tow it at your convenience and absolutely for free from anywhere in the country. Moreover, your donation will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.
Best of all, you’ll experience the priceless joy of knowing that you’re doing something that can turn around the lives of the suffering heroes in your area.
Since we accept nearly all vehicle types for donation, don’t hesitate to donate your car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, snowmobile, riding lawnmower, or motorized wheelchair. We’ll take it as it is regardless of its age or working condition.
For more information about Veteran Car Donations, including our quick and easy vehicle donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any concerns or inquiries, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.
Help Our Hurting Heroes Today!
Use your unwanted vehicle to make a difference in the lives of our dear veterans. Your car donation will show them that they haven’t been forgotten. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!