Study: Extra weight could be costing you at the gas pump

Study: Extra weight could be costing you at the gas pump

Study: Extra weight could be costing you at the gas pump

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Posted on October 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

(WHAS11) -- Losing weight may also help you save money at the gas pump. Experts say having extra pounds is not just bad for your health, it is also bad for your gas mileage.

The author of a study that was conducted for Allstate insurance, says that America's yearly fuel consumption is going up partly because of continued weight gains.

According to the US energy department an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your gas mileage by up to 2 percent.
 

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