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Eco-Friendly Driving Habits Windsor ON

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.

Niagara Chrysler Dodge Jeep Inc
(905) 357-7378
4421 Drummond Road
Niagara Falls, ON
 
Kia Of Brockville
(613) 345-4442
680 Stewart Blvd
Brockville, ON
 
Brantford Chrysler Dodge Jeep
(519) 759-6000
180 Lynden Road
Brantford, ON
 
Dubois Mazda
(519) 537-5536
1280 Dundas Street
Woodstock, ON
 
Surgenor Pontiac Buick Gmc Hummer
(613) 741-0741
939 St Laurent Boulevard
Ottawa, ON
 
Patterson Chrysler
(905) 871-4461
527 Garrison Street
Fort Erie, ON
 
Dave Lyons Chevrolet Ltd
(905) 871-4527
473 Garrison Road
Fort Erie, ON
 
Highline Auto Center Ltd
(519) 336-9913
810 Confederation Street
Sarnia, ON
 
Dalt's Honda Orillia
(705) 325-2396
500 Memorial Ave
Orillia, ON
 
Forbes Bros Inc
(519) 759-8220
19 Lynden Road
Brantford, ON
 

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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