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6 GO GREEN-BE GREEN DRIVING TIPS FOR YOU

6 GO GREEN-BE GREEN DRIVING TIPS FOR YOU

When behind the wheel of your vehicle, always try to observe Green Driving habits to keep your fuel economy & emissions levels at their very best.Reduce drag by keeping your windows rolled up & your air conditioner on.Avoid sudden accelerations and decelerate gradually when safely possible.Shut off the engine & try not to idle for more than 2 minutes at a time.Driving at speeds over 70 MPH increases emissions – slow down & go green.Plan your routes to avoid redundant trips for errands and appointments.When driving on an uncrowded highway - use your cruise control.Go Green-Be Green!

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Green Driving Tips - Good for You & Mother Earth

Green Driving Tips - Good for You & Mother Earth

Did you know that driving with your tires at the proper inflation level can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 3%?  That’s a savings of $30 to $70 depending on how much you drive.  Properly inflated tires can reduce greenhouse gasses by 1.42% to 0.69%.  Whereas under-inflated tires alone costs the country more than 3.5 million gallons of gasoline each day. Observe the speed limit.  As a general rule, assume that each on average, for every one mph increase over 50 mph reduces your gas mileage by .1 miles per gallon. That’s one mile per gallon less for every 10 mph over the speed limit you drive. Depending upon your driving style and how fast you drive, you could waste 20 to 70 cents per gallon. Relax. Avoid hard or “jackrabbit” starts and stops.  Aggressive driving can reduce your gas mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% in the city. Reduce excess vehicle weight. Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your trunk.  Each 100 pounds o ... read more

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