Open Windows or A/C to Save Gas?
Like the tailgate up or down debate, many people have wondered whether keeping your windows rolled up helps with fuel economy. Time to answer that once and for all.
Does opening your car windows waste fuel? Read on to find out.
Windows Down Wastes Gas
Vehicle exteriors are designed to reduce drag by moving air around your car. When car windows are open, the air goes inside, which increases drag and decreases performance and fuel efficiency. However, the drop in fuel economy will only be noticeable at highway speeds.