Does your car consume more fuel with the ac on?

Using a vehicle’s air-conditioning system increases its fuel consumption more than any other auxiliary feature.

An air-conditioning (a/c) system can increase fuel consumption by up to 20% because of the extra load on the engine. The actual load depends on the vehicle’s interior size, the outdoor temperature and other conditions.

Don’t forget that your car’s air conditioner should be run for at least five minutes every couple of weeks (even if it’s not needed) to keep the system lubricated and free of leaks, also ensure you use a tech to carry out your air conditioning service.

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