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Click and Clack's Cartalk

Posted: June 7, 2014 at 1:59 a.m.

DEAR TOM AND RAY: Our gas mileage drops when my husband drives. He has a habit of driving with cruise control on all the time. He likes to engage cruise control as soon as he gets to 40 mph. But whenever we stop -- say, at a traffic light -- he'll slam on the accelerator to get to 40 quickly, then engage cruise. I think that's what's causing the falling mpg. I accelerate gradually, and we get better mileage when I drive. Am I correct in thinking his driving causes the loss, or am I nuts?

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