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Old 04-13-2018, 06:20 AM   #1
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So I purchased this car because it was showing 21 miles to the gallon. Since I have been driving it the mileage stays at about 17.3 mpg. Does anyone know why or what I can do to fix it???

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Old 04-13-2018, 06:13 PM   #2
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Do you have low smog summer formulation gas? That could cost a little, as could underinflated tires, driving fast, more city stop and go driving, and shorter trips where the engine doesn't get up to its most efficient operating temperature for a large % of the travel time.

There isn't likely to be much else that needs "fixed", it is new enough that it is very unlikely to need typical tune-up related items that could cause a vehicle to get worse MPG once it is much older.

That is assuming it is all stock still. If you swapped on bigger all terrain or mud tires, that will drop a couple MPG too, and yet, the larger tires will be rotating fewer revolutions per mile so your fuel economy would be a little better than the then-reading-too-low odometer indicates.
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