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Gree DrivingGreen driving is a great way to save money and drive cleaner. Several different surveys show that by driving carefully you can save between 5% and 30% on fuel costs. In May of 2011 Pierce County implemented a Fuel Reduction Policy to limit idling and reduce the use of expensive gasoline. Since 2009 Pierce County employees have reduced fuel use by 3.6% by driving more efficiently. Here are some quick tips to getting better fuel efficiency in your vehicle.

  Learn the Truth about idling a vehicle
How turning the car off can save millions.


15 Gas Savings Tips
1Don't idle your vehicle, for every 2 minutes of idling you waste enough gas to travel 1 mile
9Don't top-off gasoline, it can spill and it causes air quality problems
2Modern gasoline engines don't need to be warmed up so turn it on and go 10Park in the shade in the summer to avoid fuel evaporation
3Remove unnecessary bags and equipment that weigh down your car 11Fill up in the early morning or late evening to minimize fuel loss
4Avoid quick starts and quick stops and try to coast to red lights and stop signs when possible 12Tighten the gas cap to keep fuel and fumes from leaking
5Properly inflate your tires 13Use regular gas unless vehicle manual calls for a higher grade
6Use AC on the highway and open windows in slower traffic 14Keep your vehicle maintained according to vehicle guidelines 
7Use GPS or a computer to plan your trip 15Each 5 mph over 50 mph can lower gas mileage by 7% or more 
8Combine trips when possible and try to avoid rush hour


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