I'm a new member here. I have a 92' Ford Ranger and I think I am getting poor gas mileage even for a Ford Ranger. I'm only getting about 14 mpg and that sucks !!!!!!!!!! I have checked out some of the average MPG ratings on it. I have to believe that one can get better MPG than 20 in this thing...
I use it as a work vehicle. I have a shell on it with a utility rack. I'm an electrician and need it that way.
First off I know I need a tune up... I'm doing that soon. I'm going to get new tires soon and then running them over-inflated. I need good tires for driving in construction sites. I have had so many nail & screw punctures it's not funny... (any recommendations?)
Welcome to GasSavers! Yes, 14 mpg does seem low even for a Ranger. I'm going to assume your's is an auto transmision. Coasting in neutral whenever possible will help and getting the tire psi as close to max sidewall as possible will also help. I know of a Ranger that is getting as high as 50 mpg and another getting mid 40's in the Chicago area but they are manual transmissions.
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