How Does Weather Affect Fuel Economy?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 8:17 pm
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Does Bad Weather Reduce a Car’s Gas Mileage?

There are many factors that can have an impact on a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, both internal and external. Does bad weather reduce a car’s gas mileage? Below, we’ve broken down everything drivers should know about the weather’s impact on fuel economy.

Read More: How Can I Maximize My Fuel Economy?

Ways Weather Can Affect a Car’s Fuel Efficiency

  • Wet or icy roads reduce traction, resulting in wasted energy and worse efficiency.
  • Warming up/defrosting a vehicle uses additional power and fuel.
  • Excessive air conditioning system usage can result in wasted fuel.
  • Cold temperatures result in increased wind drag, further reducing efficiency.
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Experiencing fuel efficiency issues with your vehicle? It may be the sign of an automotive issue. Schedule a service appointment with Matt Castrucci Honda today if you’d like your vehicle assessed by a professional.

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