I saw an article today come across my Yahoo home page and it caught my attention. “Hypermiling” sounds like an extreme sport for those who want to conserve every drop of fuel from their vehicles. Some of the suggestions for Hypermiling include filling air to maximum tire pressure suggested by the tire manufacture and drifting behind 18 wheel trucks. This and other suggestions found in a Reuter’s article Hypermiling suggest that you can double your gas mileage. Are you a hypermiler? What are your thoughts? Even if it were possible to increase gas mileage, how do I find an 18 wheeler to draft in the city? If you inflate tires to maximum pressure, will this decrease their performance or longevity? Speaking of tires, I need to replace my old rear tires on my Prius. They are getting a little smooth on the outside and I think I might ask the guy’s at Costco tire if they have any thoughts about increasing tire pressure.
Hypermiling Increase gas mileage Fact or Fiction?
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