On average, using the air conditioner lowers fuel economy by 10%. But, a car with it's windows down creates a lot of drag and wind-resistance, also lowering fuel economy by 10%. Roll your windows down in the city to stay cool - the lower speeds won't do as much damage to your fuel economy. On the highways, feel free to use your A/C - with your windows up your car will utilize it's aerodynamic shape, and you'll stay cool without loud gusts of air flooding your car. It's important to balance being frugal with being comfortable, hopefully this quick tip will help you find a balance that works for you.
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