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6 Biggest Myths About Fuel Economy Exposed!

Separate the Phony from What’s Real

For the financially conscious driver, the fuel economy of a car is one of its most important aspects. Fuel economy is basically how far your car can go using a specific amount of fuel. You may be surprised at just how much you’re spending on fuel every year, especially if you’re driving a vehicle with bad fuel economy or if you have terrible driving habits.

With a fuel-efficient car, you won’t only be saving money at the gas pump, but you’ll be helping save the environment, too. It’s because when you consume less fuel, you reduce your car’s emissions, which means less carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere that contributes to global climate change.

So whether you’re looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly or you just want to save on your gas expenses, improving your car’s fuel economy is a great idea.

Unfortunately, there are many myths about fuel economy. To help you separate the phony from what’s real, Kids Car Donations exposes six of these myths:

  1. Premium gas helps improve fuel efficiency.

This is a pure myth. If your car doesn’t require high-octane fuel, just go with the regular grade.

  1. Fill up when the weather is cooler to get more gas.

Gasoline is almost always pumped from storage tanks, so it’s not affected by outside temperature.

  1. You need to always top your gas tank.

Stop wasting your money trying to add more gas you’re your tank when your fuel indicator already shows that it is full. Any additional gas you add to your tank after the pump shuts off gets drawn into the gas station’s vapor recovery system.

  1. Shift to neutral at stops to save gas.

Doing this in a modern car won’t achieve anything except wear out your shifting components prematurely. Computerized fuel-injection systems in modern vehicles make this piece of advice obsolete.

  1. Manual transmission is better at saving fuel.

This may be true years ago, but only for reasonably skilled drivers. Today’s auto transmissions are typically more competent and efficient because of improved technology.

  1. Lower your truck’s tailgate for better mileage.

No, this doesn’t improve your vehicle’s aerodynamics. You’ll just take up more space on the road.

 

Turn Your Gas Guzzler into a Lifesaver for Kids

If you have a gas guzzler where achieving fuel economy is out of the question, if that vehicle is costing you a fortune not only in fuel consumption but also in repairs, it’s time to consider retiring it and replacing it with a new car.

You’ll feel a heavy weight lifted off your shoulders when you donate that vehicle to us at Kids Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to provide medical assistance to the less fortunate kids in your community who are facing serious health challenges.

We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction, with the proceeds going to reputable children’s nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding we give them to sustain their delivery of vital health care services aimed at improving and even saving the lives of their young beneficiaries. They provide them with innovative solutions and treatments to various pediatric health challenges, emotional support, and relief of pain and trauma.

You’ll also benefit from your donation since it will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. Our team will also be giving you a free vehicle towing service that you can claim anywhere in the country.

However, the best reward you’ll get is not a material thing. It’s the joy and satisfaction of knowing that your gift will be used to help sick children recover from their illnesses.

Feel free to donate almost any vehicle type that you can think of. We’ll take whatever you donate no matter what condition it is in — even if it doesn’t start or run anymore.

Want to find out more about Kids Car Donations, including our quick and stress-free donation process? Check out our FAQs page. For your questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 866-634-8395 or leave us a message here.

 

Give Hope to Hurting Children Today!

Give Hope to Hurting Children | Kids Car Donations

Give your unwanted car a worthy purpose by donating it to us at Kids Car Donations. Your donation will help build a better tomorrow for the hurting youngsters in your community. Call us at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!