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Eco-driving for gasoline savings


August 10, 2009
by PLANT STAFF

    1.  Reduce your highway speed. Fuel consumption starts to increase above
        90 km/hour.
    2.  Avoid jack rabbit starts and hard braking.
    3.  Avoid idling—10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning off and restarting your car engine.
    4.  Remove excess weight such as roof racks and unnecessary items in your trunk.
    5.  Consider taking public transit, car pooling, walking or riding your bike to work just one day a week.
    6.  Plan and combine your trips.
    7.  Close your windows and sunroof during highway drives.
    8.  Properly inflate your tires. Check the psi number on the driver-side door.
    9.  Reduce your highway speed. Fuel consumption starts to increase at 90 km/h
    10. Service your vehicle regularly. A poorly tuned car can increase fuel consumption by as much as 50 per cent.

Test your eco-driving knowledge at www.caaso.com/autogreen.
Source: CAA South Central Ontario