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Eco-Friendly Driving Habits Edmonton AB

Here are 10 tips for eco-friendly driving that will not only help the environment, but will also save you money. Eco-friendly driving is a win-win plan.

General Motors - Keith Pontiac Buick
(403) 938-7874
100 Woodgate Rd
Okotoks, AB
 
Jasper Auto & truck Parts (1965) Ltd
(780) 468-6655
5410 76 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB
 
Certigard (Petro-Canada)
(780) 459-2258
174 St Albert Rd
St Albert, AB
 
4-Way Petroleum Service Ltd
(780) 458-7807
2 Rayborn Crescent
St Albert, AB
 
1 stop service - Rick's Auto Service Inc
(780) 418-1066
24 Rayborn Cres
St Albert, AB
 
Weidners Lacombe
(403) 782-3626
5640 Highway 2a
Lacombe, AB
 
Edmonton Pump Service Ltd
(780) 459-7867
55 Calder Place
St Albert, AB
 
Ron Hodgson Pontiac Buick G M C Ltd
(780) 458-7100
5 Galarneau Place
St Albert, AB
 
City Accessory Shop
(780) 459-3335
40 Rayborn Crescent
St Albert, AB
 
Premier Auto Sales
(780) 460-7408
106-18 Rayborn Crescent
St Albert, AB
 

Eco-Friendly Driving Habits

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• Plan and combine trips - Plan trips in advance and wherever possible combine them into one outing;

• Avoid aggressive driving - Behaviours such as speeding, quick acceleration, and hard stops can increase fuel consumption by up to 39 per cent.

• Reduce your speed - Decreasing your speed from 120 km/h to 100 km/h consumes about 20 per cent less fuel;

• Avoid unnecessary idling - Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more CO2 compared to restarting your engine.

• Service your vehicle regularly - Change the air filter, spark plugs, engine oil and other fluids, as outlined in the owners manual, to ensure you get optimum performance and fuel efficiency;

• Measure your tire pressure at least once a month - For every 28 kilopascals (4 psi) of under-inflation, fuel use increases by about two per cent;

• Lighten Your Load - Roof and ski racks, and heavy items in your trunk, decrease your vehicle's aerodynamics and add weight causing your vehicle to burn more fuel;

• Track your fuel consumption - Driving with fuel economy in mind, or eco-driving, can increase the distance you travel with every tank;

• Give yourself extra time

• Use public transit or active transportation wherever possible -Activities like taking the bus, walking, or biking will have an immediate impact on your fuel consumption. Source: Natural Resources Canada, vehicles.gc.ca.

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