20 Energy Efficiency Tips for Driving

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1.) Combine trips for shopping and errands 2.) Avoid unnecessary trips. Use the telephone or email to communicate 3.) Don't idle the car for more than one minute 4.) Remove bicycle and ski racks when not in use
5.) Use the lowest octane gasoline recommended by the manufacturer 6.) Drive the speed limit, or below, for better mileage 7.) When buying a new car, make fuel efficiency a priority 8.) Don't buy a bigger engine than you need 9.) Overdrive gears improve the fuel economy of your car during highway driving 10.) Join a carpool or use public transit 11.) Avoid sudden bursts of speed, tailgating and pumping the accelerator pedal.
12.) Gradual starts and stops result in less fuel use and less wear and tear 13.) Keep tires at the recommended air pressure 14.) Travel during off-peak hours when possible 15.) Keep your car engine properly tuned 16.) Take the shortest route with the best roads 17.) Excess weight uses more fuel. Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle 18.) Out on the open highway keep windows rolled up to reduce drag 19.) Use the cruise control -- it can save fuel by maintaining a steady speed 20.) Using a vehicle's air conditioner on a hot summer day can decrease mileage. If its cool enough, use the flow-through ventilation on you car instead of the air conditioner