What you can do
- » If you're in the market for a new car, buy a hybrid or the most fuel efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
» Check your tire pressure frequently and keep your tires fully inflated. Full tires can improve your fuel economy up to 10%.
» Use GPS - studies show that using a navigational device can reduce miles traveled up to 16%.
» Find out your car's optimal speed for fuel economy and set your cruise control.
» Choose an efficient route for your errand-running to avoid multiple trips or excessive miles.
» Burn calories instead of gasoline by taking a walk or riding a bike.
» Ask your boss if you can tele-commute one or two days per week.
Carpool with co-workers.
» Shop online instead of making the trip!
» Keep your car tuned up.
» If you're driving a standard, save gasoline by downshifting instead of braking in neutral.
» Don't drive with the windows down at high-speeds. This creates drag and reduces your fuel economy.
» Support public transportation in your community! Increased use and demand for public transportation can improve the level and amount of service offered in your community.