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August 13, 2009

Green Your Driving Habits: Don’t Idle

Just idling We know, we know: It’s better to take public transit, or to walk or bike, than to drive. But for those times when driving simply can’t be avoided, recall this week’s tips about ways to minimize your vehicle’s impact on the planet.

Tip #4: Keep It Moving or Turn It Off

Idling is one of the worst wastes of gas, especially for bigger cars. If you’ll be stopped for more than 30 seconds, kill the engine; restarting it burns less fuel than the idling. Also, instead of inching ahead in drive-throughs, be motor-savvy by parking the vehicle and going inside.

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