Drivers impact fuel consumption
- Because clean fuel is critical to engine life and performance, monitor the fuel quality at the pump and replace vehicle air and fuel filters at the proper intervals.
- Keep all wheels and axles properly aligned to minimize rolling resistance, which reduces tire wear and fuel consumption.
- Repair body damage and cracked, bent or broken aerodynamic devices as these may create additional drag.
- Properly maintain tires. Poor tire condition and improper inflation are major contributors to reduced fuel economy and also adversely affect vehicle handling, traction and braking. Tire rolling resistance accounts for about one-third of a truck’s fuel consumption.