Ford Escape: Measuring techniques - Essentials of good fuel economy - Maintenance and Specifications - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Measuring techniques

Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, the driver. You must gather information as accurately and consistently as possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommend taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more accurate measurement after 2,000 miles–3,000 miles (3,000 km–5,000 km).

    Filling the tank
    The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your vehicle is equal to the rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in the Maintenance product specifications and capacities section of thi ...

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    Windshield Wiper/Washer
    The windshield wiper/washer lever is located on the right side of the steering column. With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/ START, move the windshield wiper lever to select the wiper sp ...

    Driving with pets
    Unrestrained pets can interfere with your driving and distract your attention from driving. In a collision or sudden stop, unrestrained pets or cages can be thrown around inside the vehicle an ...

    Improving tire economy
    • Maintain correct tire pressure. See the tire inflation table on page 291. • Drive smoothly: avoid fast starts, hard braking and tire screeching. • Tire wear increases with speed. • Co ...