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How do you improve gas mileage of a Ford F250 V10?

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There are many general methods to improve the gas mileage of a Ford F250, as well as any other type of vehicle. Methods include decreasing cargo and weight, accelerating slowly, properly inflating tires and maintaining the air filter. Owners can also install aftermarket parts, specifically performance chips, to improve gas mileage.

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Standard maintenance, such as cleaning air filters and oil changes, is important to maximizing fuel efficiency. Aftermarket air filters and exhaust systems can also improve gas mileage. Air conditioners and driving at high speeds contribute to increased fuel consumption. Tire pressure must also be routinely checked as incorrect tire pressure causes extra drag, leading to lower gas mileage.

Aftermarket performance chips modify the factory settings of a vehicle. Chips regulate the amount of gas and air mixture that enters the engine, possibly improving horsepower and fuel efficiency. Cars with aftermarket performance chips require higher combustion fuel, such as high-octane gas. Factory settings often limit car performance to improve longevity and reduce exhaust pollution. However, aftermarket performance chips override the limits to improve engine power or increase gas mileage.

Performance chips for Ford F250 vehicles are available online from websites such as AutoAnything.com. The chips improve ignition timing, transmission and air to fuel ratio performance. There are chips for diesel and gas vehicles for the recommended uses of towing, fuel economy and performance.

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