you like to get 52 miles to the gallon in the city?!?!? Cars
are still our main source of transportation and air pollution
in the US and the trend has been moving to larger less fuel efficient
vehicles and SUV's. The new hybrid vehicles combine a gasoline
engine and an electric motor for fuel-efficiency and fewer tailpipe
emissions making them a great alternative to traditional cars.
They look ordinary and drive ultra quietly as the gas and electric
contraptions kick on and off. By 2006 there will be many hybrids
on the market. Ford has hybrid plans for their Explorer and Escape
models and Chevrolet's Suburban may come in a hybrid option -
you can't afford a new car just yet, try these gasoline saving
tips for your current vehicle:
your tire air pressure regularly. You would be surprised how
much better your gas mileage is with properly inflated tires.
You may save up to 6% on each gallon of gasoline!
Don't "warm up" your car in the winter or while you are waiting.
Any time you idle you are creating tailpipe emissions and
getting zero miles per
Perform regular maintenance on your vehicle. If you have clogged filters
in your engine, you maybe sacrificing up to 10% of your fuel efficiency.
Follow good driving habits -- slow, smooth starts and stops will increase
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