Fuel Economy Tip – Keep Your Sunroof Closed

Today’s tip is right along the lines of the previous “Roll Up Your Windows” tip.

Keep your sunroof closed.

Obviously, if your car doesn’t have a sunroof, pay no mind. But, if you do have the “luxury” of a sunroof, make sure you keep it shut.

Just like when you have your windows rolled down, having your sunroof open will increase the amount of drag on your vehicle, making it less aerodynamic. Again, the less aerodynamic your vehicle is, the harder it has to work to move through air.

If you are just taking a leisurely drive through the neighborhood (driving 25 mph or so) the amount of drag placed on your vehicle won’t make a noticeable difference, but the amount of drag placed on your vehicle at highway speeds (55 mph or more), an open sunroof may reduce your fuel economy by 3 or 4 percent.

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