Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Save Money at the Pump!

Adjust Your Driving

• Stay close to the speed limit. Lower speeds provide greater fuel efficiency than higher speeds.

• Keep your car light by leaving heavier objects at home. The more weight that your car carries, the more fuel it needs.

• Use cruise control for long stretches on roads like freeways, except on hills.

• Try to avoid toll roads if possible. You don't have to pay the toll and you have fewer stops and starts if you do not have a toll pass.


• Plan your errands so you do not have to make multiple trips to the same general area during the week.

• Use the most fuel efficient vehicle you own.

• Coordinate errands with a neighbor; take turns driving to the grocery store.

• Make a list of what you need for the week to make the fewest trips possible.

Alternate Transportation

• Take public transportation or carpool.

• Ride a bicycle.

• Participate in community car programs where cars are available for "loan" use by residents at sites throughout the city.

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