The Effect of Vehicle Maintenance on Fuel Economy

  • J. Atkinson
  • O. Postle


In discussions about fuel economy much emphasis is usually placed on the influence of driving habits, and there is little doubt that attention to such factors can lead to economies. However, the mechanical hardware that constitutes a modern car is and always has been subject to degradation with usage, and so attention needs to be focussed on the fairly substantial savings that can be made by attention to vehicle maintenance.


Fuel Consumption Fuel Economy Ignition Timing Chassis Dynamometer Vehicle Maintenance 
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  • O. Postle

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