Another way to improve gas mileage, reduce the amount of money you spend on fuel and to save gas: reduce vehicle drag. Items such as roof racks, ski racks and roof boxes mean there is more friction trying to cut through the wind you are driving through. Dragging a camping trailer or a boat/sea-doo will increase your vehicle drag as well. If you can remove these items when you have no use for them you can reduce drag.
What sorts of vehicle drag do you think could improve your gas mileage?
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5 thoughts on “Green Tip #142: Reduce Vehicle Drag”
Does a spoiler count? I thought it was cosmetic, but maybe not.
A spoiler is cosmetic – and will add to vehicle drag. Same idea as roof rack cross bars.
We like to kayak and camp in the summer.We use a roof rack to transport our kayaks. The good thing is we don’t leave it on our car all of the time.
There is a time and place to allow for vehicle drag. The point I was making is that it is best to avoid when possible.
It is very convincing and makes sense when we follow these tips. These sustainable tips would save us money and energy. Tips are also scientifically provable.