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When i first got the car (used) the screen showed 27.5 mpg..... it keeps decreasing everytime i step into the car, even after ive filled the tank. when i press info it shows two arrows. can i increase or decrease performance mpg?

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No, the arrows simply mean that you can scroll through additional menus. the MPG is simply a calculation done by the computer monitoring fuel consumption compared to miles driven. if the numbers are going down since you acquired the car, there a several possibilities. your driving style - if you are a little heavier on the gas, brake a little harder, the numbers go down. if the previous owner drove primarily on the highway, and you are more towards the city driving pattern, the number will go down. depending on the mileage on the vehicle, it could also be do for some maintenance work, ie spark plugs, air filter, intake / injection cleaning. good luck!

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