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Simple Tips for Saving Fuel During Cold-Weather Driving


Green Lifestyle  (tags: Green Living, Green Energy, Save Gas & Fung, Simple Tips, for, Saving, Fuel, During, Cold-Weather, Driving )

Agnes
- 1017 days ago - greenliving.nationalgeographic.com
Adopting smarter driving practices increases fuel efficiency at any time of year, but it's even more important when the temperature drops. During winter, your car's fuel efficiency can decrease by as much as 50 percent. Wasting fuel not only impacts your



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Comments

Cheryl B. (64)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 4:53 am
great info... thanks
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 5:31 am
you can save even more (like maybe 0.01%) of fuel by not tuning on radio and GPS

or save 100% by NOT DRIVING
 

Val R. (239)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:43 am
Only drive when have to - that helps.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 1:02 pm
Thanks for the tips!
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:28 pm
Some of these were popular when I was driving a truck or van. Now I drive a bicycle and so far the climate hasn't blocked my pedalling for more than a day or two at the time, generally because it's raining or snowing. Once the plows have gone through, I'm right back on the bike. I can't stand the fuel price scam, insurance ripoff, or the overpriced new cars.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 12:47 am
Leave the car in the garage!!
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:00 am
noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:13 am
noted, thanks Agnes
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 2:15 pm
Thanks Agnes.
 

Helle H. (21)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 2:58 pm
Save more, just leave the car and walk.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:00 pm
I wish state pollution control agencies would come alive and put out info about idling, combining trips, etc to save fuel and reduce air pollution. I went early this a.m. to check on a neighbor's house, while at a house between us, a car was idling for far too long; temp about 25 degrees.
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:16 pm
good ideas... few things bother me more than people who leave their cars idling any time of year when waiting.....also remember that in all conditions safe driving is most important, but maintaining a steady speed is much better than going fast then slow then fast then slow...keep a safe distance break less and you will lose less energy to friction.....
 

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 10:25 am
Sound advice, which I have been following due to the Greek crisis even in not so cold weather. (Actually it is common sense)
 
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