Monday, August 12, 2013

Tip of the week: Turn it off

Did you know that idling your car for only ten seconds actually wastes more gasoline than restarting it?

Once upon a time, this wasn't always the case. However, with modern electric starters and engines, almost any car currently on the road will use more gas by idling for a few seconds and that extra gas consumption can amount to $116 - $233 being wasted at the pump every year for a typical driver.

More information about the economic and environmental costs associated with idling your car versus turning it off can be found on-line here.

Turning your car off, rather than letting it idle, is your Warrendale tip of the week.

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