How to minimize your fule efficiency?

How to minimize your car's fuel efficiency? The easiest and most effective way to improve the fuel economy of any car is to modify your driving habits. However, many people may don't know that running boards and tonneau covers play an important role as well.

Running boards

Running boards can be a great investment. Their unique style and added convenience can really help out in less than desirable weather conditions and for passengers that are less able when entering and exiting the vehicle.

If you want to lift your truck running boards are worth it. Unless you’re on the taller side most people will find it very inconvenient entering and exiting the vehicle. Though while inside it is pretty awesome. So I answer your most common questions about running boards, side steps, and nerf bars.

Running boards will minimally affect MPG. They add weight to your truck which will make you get worse MPG. But they can increase wind resistance and streamline your vehicle.

Depending on the model they can improve or worsen airflow on the bottom and sides of your vehicle. Overall the weight addition and wind drag effect would be minimal on MPG.

Tonneau cover

Are you wondering if adding a tonneau cover to your pickup truck will help your fuel economy and save you money on gas?

It’s a great question! And there are a lot of answers out there.

Logically, many people assume that covering the bed of a pickup truck would reduce drag. They think that the open cargo space plus the tailgate capture airflow and lead to more drag at high speeds. In theory, anything to make the truck more aerodynamic and reduce drag would mean better gas mileage. And better MPG would mean money saved at the pump.

On average, using a tonneau cover led to a 5.7% reduction in drag. That reduced drag meant about a 1.8% increase in fuel efficiency. Even though 1.8% better gas mileage isn't massive, it definitely makes a difference over a year of fueling up your truck.