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For the car, keep the tires set at the right pressure, check the alignment, check the brakes on a regular basis, empty any extra stuff out of the car. As a driver, there are many articles that can be googled on how to get better mileage through various driving techniques. Mostly they involve speed control and better planning ahead while driving. ...


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Fuel efficiency gets brought up fairly frequently (for good reason). Here are some of the things that I've pointed out in similar questions: Engine size doesn't determine fuel efficiency. Using the fuel with the correct octane rating is important. Making major changes to your car in the name of efficiency is usually not a good idea. And, to quote Jeremy ...


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On defrost, it is running the A/C (to dry the air), so you're correct on that point. Just usually there's enough heat available to overcome the cooling effect. Sounds like you may have either a clogged heater core (a lot of labor to fix on most cars), or hopefully just a failed actuator (not sure if the Taurus has a mechanical linkage or electronic). ...



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