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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.

Shane's Auto Service
(613) 967-2553
265 College Street East
Belleville, ON
 
Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc.
(905) 459-5600
20 Kennedy Rd S
Brampton, ON
 
Petawawa Toyota
(613) 735-1717
1406 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON
 
OAK-LAND LINCOLN
(866) 979-7342
570 TRAFALGAR RD
OAKVILLE, ON
 
Patterson Chrysler
(905) 871-4461
527 Garrison Street
Fort Erie, ON
 
Reliable Ford
(519) 843-3060
990 Tower Street South
Fergus, ON
 
Lallo Mazda
(519) 756-2550
101 Lynden Road
Brantford, ON
 
Gemini Auto Inc
(905) 561-8171
685 Queenston Road
Hamilton, ON
 
Performance Sales And Leasing Inc
(613) 962-5877
28 Farnham Road
Belleville, ON
 
Lindsay Dodge Chrysler Jeep
(705) 324-6765
57 McLaughlin
Lindsay, 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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