Tipping The Scales on Gas Prices
You know that extra weight you’ve put on? It could be the reason you’re paying more to fill up at the gas station.
Allstate cited data from Consumer Reports and the U.S. Department of Energy.
The increasing weight of American drivers has lead to a one billion gallon per year increase in gasoline consumption. An additional 100 pounds placed in a car can decrease fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent.