DISCLAIMER

Our Figures will vary depending on the overall age and condition of your vehicle as well as the drivers driving style and driving conditions.
FACTORS THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON FUEL ECONOMY ARE:
• Your driving style and behaviour
• Vehicle acceleration (best to have steady acceleration to prevent tire slippage)
• Braking and driving speed
• Overall age and condition of your vehicle
• Temperature (affects the time to warm up and maintain the vehicle to operating temperature
• Weather (ie. snowing, raining, etc)
• Traffic
• Road conditions (ie paved roads, unpaved roads, off-roading, etc)
• Drive systems (ie 4 cylinder engine, V6 engines, automatic or manual, 4-speed transmission, 5-speed transmission, cvt, etc)
• Powered accessories (ie. air conditioning, radio, dvd players etc)
• New Vehicles should have some mileage accumulations (“break-in”) before fuel consumption is measured for judgement
• Cold Weather (ie. Canadian winter) conditions will always have a negative impact on fuel economy. Fuel consumption judgements should be made during warmer seasons (ie. 20 degrees Celsius)
• Proper tires and tire inflation can impact fuel consumption (under inflation and imporper tires equals more friction)
• Typically, modern on-board diagnostics should trip a diagnostic trouble code (Check Engine light on) for any engine management issues that may impact fuel consumption
• Fuel quality may impact fuel consumption
• Cargo load and trailer towing will impact fuel consumption