Does running the AC burn gas..?
Can you burn gas w actually on
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Do you mean does your MPG go down if you use the AC vs opening the windows? It is negligible.
In today’s vehicles running the AC has only a slight drop on fuel mileage. On my truck running the AC only drops the mpg by .5 at freeway speeds on a 90 degree day.
It's 6 of one and a half dozen of the other. Running the air conditioning does put an added load on the engine. But riding with the windows down makes the vehicle less aerodynamic. Both scenarios cause a slight loss of gas mileage that's about equal to each other! So if I'm going to lose a mile or two per gallon, I would rather be comfortable with the air conditioning on while doing it! Hope that helps! Jim