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Old 01-16-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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2010 Ford Focus SES, bad fuel efficiency..

First of all I know nothing about cars. Well, I know a little but not enough to talk about them.

When I got my car I would fill up maybe once every week and a half to 2 weeks. Now I am filling up every week. Is this because of winter? I have winter tires and I have only used synthetic oil in the car. I am not sure if there is anything else that can cause this. I have no changed my driving habbits at all.


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Old 01-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Miles driven divided by gallons used = MPG ... check it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Im in Canada so it shows L/100km.

Its Currently at 10. It used to be at 7.

10=23mpg

7=33 mpg
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Don't use the computer in the car. Do the math by hand at each fill-up.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Yes. Winter fuels and winter tires will degrade your fuel efficiency.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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Yes. Winter fuels and winter tires will degrade your fuel efficiency.
Thanks, that's what I thought too. I appreciate it.
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Check your air filter?

Or do the 10's have that lifetime one?

Also do your let your car warm up for a while before driving? that burns a lot of fuel too.
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Welcome to the site. I drive the same car and my mileage has dropped recently when they all switched to the 10% ethanol fuel


I went from 27mpg's in the city to 22.5
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Or do the 10's have that lifetime one?
Only PZEV models have the lifetime filter.
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