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Gas-Saving Tips

Vehicle fuel efficiency is important for the environment and for your wallet. With gas prices increasing, now is the perfect time to learn how to improve on your fuel efficiency.

The best strategy is to carpool, drive a vehicle designed for high fuel-efficiency, or to switch to alternative means of transportation such as walking or biking. Below are some tips for getting the highest fuel efficiency from your current vehicle. For additional information on saving gas, visit the US Department of Energy's fuel economy website.

References

1. Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc. "Owner Related Fuel Economy Improvements." Arlington, Virginia, 2001. Available online at http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/pdfs/OwnerRelatedFuelEconomyImprovements.pdf. Last accessed 28 November 2012.

2. California Energy Commission. "Should I Shut off the Motor When I'm Idling My Car." Available online at http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/myths/idling.html. Last accessed 28 November 2012.

3. US Department of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency. "Planning and Combining Trips." Available online at http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/planning.shtml. Last accessed 28 November 2012.

4. US Department of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency. "Driving More Efficiently." Available online at http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/drivehabits.shtml. Last accessed 28 November 2012.