How you can save fuel and the environment

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    .. Guest

    Driving and Car Maintenance: Transportation accounts for 66% of U.S.
    oil use -mainly in the form of gasoline. Luckily, there are plenty of
    ways to improve gas mileage.

    Driving Tips:- Idling gets you 0 miles per gallon. The best way to
    warm up a vehicle is to drive it. No more than 30 seconds of idling
    winter days is needed. Anything more simply wastes fuel and increases
    emissions.- Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and
    braking) wastes gas. It can lower your highway gas mileage 33% and
    city mileage 5%. Drive at lowest and constant rpms; 2000 rpm are
    enough; you can save up to 30%. Even a Porsche can be driven at the
    4th gear at 20 mph and at the 6th gear at 50 mph with 2.5 times less
    fuel consumption.- Avoid high speeds. Driving 75 mph, rather than 65
    mph, could cut your fuel economy by 15%.- When you use overdrive
    gearing, your cars engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces
    wear.- Use air conditioning only when necessary.- Clear out your car;
    extra weight decreases gas mileage. Each 60 pounds increases fuel
    consumption by 10%. - Reduce drag by placing items inside
    the car or trunk rather than on roof racks. A roof rack or carrier
    provides additional cargo space and may allow you to buy a smaller
    car. However, a loaded roof rack can decrease your fuel economy by
    5%.- Check into carpooling and public transit to cut mileage and car
    maintenance costs.

    Car Maintenance Tips:- Use the grade of motor oil recommended by your
    cars manufacturer. Using a different motor oil can lower your
    mileage by 1% to 2%.- Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to
    improve your gasoline mileage by around 3.3%.- Get regular engine
    tune-ups and car maintenance checks to avoid fuel economy problems due
    worn spark plugs, dragging brakes, low transmission fluid, or
    transmission problems.- Replace clogged air filters to improve gas
    mileage by as much as 10% and protect your engine.- Combine errands
    into one trip. Several short trips, each one taken from a cold start,
    can use twice as much fuel as one trip covering the same distance
    the engine is warm. Do not forget that in the first mile your car
    8 times more fuel, in the second mile 4 times and only after the
    fourth mile it becomes normal.Long-Term Savings Tip- Consider buying
    highly fuel-efficient vehicle. A fuelefficient vehicle, a hybrid
    vehicle, or an alternative fuel vehicle could save you a lot at the
    gas pump and help the environment.See the Fuel Economy Guide
    ( for more on buying a new fuel-efficient car or

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    .., Feb 28, 2010
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    charles Guest

    "Frank ess" <> wrote in message
    > Bowser wrote:
    >> On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 02:43:50 -0800 (PST), ".."
    >> <> wrote:
    >>> Driving and Car Maintenance: Transportation accounts for 66% of
    >>> U.S. oil use -mainly in the form of gasoline. Luckily, there are
    >>> plenty of ways to improve gas mileage.

    > [ etc ]
    >>> Source:
    >>> and

    >> Don't forget constant stopping and starting. My 2010 Prius,
    >> according to the national news media, can't stop, which saves even
    >> more gas which might have been wasted on needless stops and starts.
    >> :)

    > I appreciate your saving all that gasoline; I'm going to need it for my
    > Mustangs.
    > --
    > Frank ess

    Here's a reasonable car, 3 liters of petrol for 100 kilometers, or whatever
    that works out to real statistics.
    charles, Mar 2, 2010
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