Fuel Saving Tip Of The Week

September 6, 2011

Take it Easy

It's been said before, but it's worth repeating that the more aggressively you drive, the more gas you'll use. It's that simple. Ease up on the jackrabbit starts and coast into stoplights instead of jamming on the brakes. Aggressive driving, according to the U. S Department of Transportation can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. (An independent study by Edmunds.com found that driving in a "moderate" fashion can improve a driver's mileage by a combined 31 percent!)

The above was written by Garrett McKinnon and was published in the Fall 2011 edition of Vehicle MD.