Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tips to improve fuel efficiency

Tips to improve your car's fuel efficiency--
EPA estimates that gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph.
EPA estimates that "aggressive driving" like speeding, rapid acceleration and braking can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent.
EPA estimates an increase in fuel efficiency of 3.3 percent if you keep your tires at their recommended psi.
It is recommended to turn off the engine if you’ll be idling for more than 10 seconds, which is the equivalent in fuel costs to turning off the engine and restarting it. 
EPA says that removing 100 pounds could reduce your mpg by up to 2 percent.
A "dirty car" cuts fuel economy by around 10%."

For more from the Green Guide on keeping your car fuel efficient:
Turn away from fuel-stealing habits
Rubber match: Why old tires get better mileage, and when eco tread is worth it
Tread lightly: Tire wear affects mileage

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