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Driving Green

By: Eco Promotional Products, inc. 

Road trips can be made more fuel efficient by following a few simple tips:

  • Drive more slowly and get more miles to the gallon. 
  • Remove extra weight from the car—100 extra pounds may cost 1 mpg. 
  • Avoid using roof racks and remove when not in use. 
  • Use cruise control on highway trips. 
  • For any stop lasting more than a minute, shut off the engine rather than letting it idle. 
  • Reduce the use of the air conditioner at low driving speeds. When driving over 40 mph, using the air conditioner costs less fuel than having the windows open. 
  • Park in the shade or leave the windows slightly open to reduce the need for air conditioning. 
  • Check tires—an under‐inflated tire can decrease fuel economy.