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The Green Life: Green Your Car: Get Better Fuel Efficiency

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January 18, 2011

Green Your Car: Get Better Fuel Efficiency

Gas mileage Driving is one of the least green modes of transportation, but there are ways of being eco-friendly even while in a car. This week’s tips will help you have less of an impact the next time you have to drive.

Tip #1: Improve Fuel Efficiency

While zero-impact cars and fuels don’t (yet) exist, there are things every driver can do to improve fuel efficiency. One is simply by driving at a smoother pace — rapid acceleration wastes gas and increases emissions. Avoid drive-through windows, too: Unless you drive a hybrid, idling next to a pick-up window for more than 30 seconds actually wastes more gas than turning off, then restarting your car.

Tell us: How do you improve your gas mileage?

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