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Rolling down your windows can actually add drag to your car, causing your gas mileage to drop. For best gas mileage, keep the fan running and keep your windows up.
April Standifer, a CSUSB student, was asked about this myth.
“If my gas is low I turn my A/C off in the summer. Otherwise, if I have a full tank I leave it on because having the windows down is worse,” said Standifer.
While this does save some gas, it is extremely dangerous because you have minimal control over your vehicle.
To save your gas with this method, you can take your foot of the pedal instead of putting your car in neutral.
This is much safer and will save you gas.
Vanessa Perez, another CSUSB student was asked about this myth.
“Sometimes, but I feel like if I do put my car in neutral it isn’t safe because I don’t feel like I have control,” said Perez.
One last myth pumping your gas in the morning because the temperature outside is cooler.
The theory is that cooler gasoline is more dense therefore you get more gas in your tank.
It is true that when gas is cool it is denser; here is where the misconception comes in.
Gas is held in an underground container where it is cool, which means that it does not matter what time of day you pump your gas.