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Old 27 Aug 2009, 01:42 am
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5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car more fuel efficient.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great tip you should follow.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short period of time.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think of their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are properly inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient, saving you money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure on a regular basis.

While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your car really is more fuel efficient.

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Old 27 Aug 2009, 07:44 am
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On Aug 27, 12:42*am, "Car Tips" <t...@tips4you.org> wrote:
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car
> If you are only stopping for a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short period of time.


I do not think this is true, at least for Hondas. I believe I saw
reports last year, when gas was around $4 a gallon, of people stopping
their engines at stoplights lasting just a couple minutes, and it made
a big difference in gas savings. I have a friend who tried this and
saw a big increase in MPG.
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 08:01 pm
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"Car Tips" <tips@tips4you.org> wrote in message
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5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways
they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as
possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full
of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save
money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car
more fuel efficient.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but
as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people
crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you
crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely
necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more
often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that
slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding
the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great
tip you should follow.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for
more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency
at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for
a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because
the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short
period of time.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think
of their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are
properly inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient,
saving you money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure on a
regular basis.

While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the
next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is
helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your
car really is more fuel efficient.

http://www.tips4you.org/car/



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I'd believe anyone who spelled brake "break."


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Old 27 Aug 2009, 09:33 pm
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On Aug 27, 6:01*pm, "MG" <rebore78...@mypacks.net> wrote:
> "Car Tips" <t...@tips4you.org> wrote in message
>
> news:qPplm.152688$FP2.134936@newsfe05.iad...
> 5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient
>
> With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways
> they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as
> possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full
> of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save
> money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car
> more fuel efficient.
>
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but
> as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people
> crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you
> crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely
> necessary.
>
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more
> often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that
> slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding
> the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great
> tip you should follow.
>
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for
> more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency
> at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.
>
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for
> a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because
> the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short
> period of time.
>
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think
> of their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are
> properly inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient,
> saving you money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure ona
> regular basis.
>
> While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the
> next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is
> helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your
> car really is more fuel efficient.
>
> http://www.tips4you.org/car/
>
> --
> for more tips please visit...http://Tips4You.org
>
> I'd believe anyone who spelled brake "break."


It seems to me that several vehcle manufacturers made cars that would
turn off the engine if idles for more than a set time, unless overrid
by the driver. That disagres with one of your ideas.
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 10:13 pm
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Tip #2: It's brakes, not breaks. Braking, not breaking.

"Car Tips" <tips@tips4you.org> wrote in message
news:qPplm.152688$FP2.134936@newsfe05.iad...
5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways
they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as
possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full
of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save
money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car
more fuel efficient.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but
as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people
crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you
crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely
necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more
often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that
slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding
the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great
tip you should follow.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for
more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency
at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for
a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because
the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short
period of time.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think
of their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are
properly inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient,
saving you money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure on a
regular basis.

While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the
next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is
helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your
car really is more fuel efficient.

http://www.tips4you.org/car/



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Old 27 Aug 2009, 11:14 pm
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"Car Tips" <tips@tips4you.org> wrote in message
news:qPplm.152688$FP2.134936@newsfe05.iad...
5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways
they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as
possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full
of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save
money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car
more fuel efficient.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but
as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people
crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you
crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely
necessary.

<JS>
Drive at a speed where the tach does not exceed the idle speed when cold. If
the engine runs at 1500 during the first two or three minutes, drive at that
speed or below from your house to the freeway.

</JS>

Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more
often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that
slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding
the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great
tip you should follow.



<JS>
It's BRAKE, not break. Your credibility just went down the shitter.

Gas and brake with the RIGHT FOOT ONLY, clutch with the left foot if you
have a clutch, else leave the left foot firmly planted on the floor. NEVER
use your left foot to operate the brake -- this leads to riding the brake.

</JS>

Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for
more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency
at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for
a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because
the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short
period of time.



<JS>
That's a complete crock of shit with modern automobiles. It might be true
with older carburated cars, but fuel injection is far more efficient, and
the biggest problem with turning your car off in the drive thru lane is that
this is the time it decides to not start again (been there, done that).

</JS>

Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think
of their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are
properly inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient,
saving you money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure on a
regular basis.

While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the
next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is
helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your
car really is more fuel efficient.

http://www.tips4you.org/car/



Tip #6, follow on the freeway at least 3 seconds behind the car in front,
and watch 3 or 4 cars in front of him to see if anybody is putting the
brakes on, if so then lift off of the gas pedal and coast to where the
traffic stops. If the traffic starts moving again before you get there, you
get to proceed without stopping.

If the traffic is doing 70+ and you're following close, then you have to do
what everybody else does, and this might mean that you have to come to a
full stop for a couple of seconds. But if you are following at 3 or 4
seconds and notice that the traffic is stopping, you get to coast and in all
liklihood can resume without coming to a full stop. A bonus is that the
asshole tailgating you gets to benefit from your slow and steady speed
changes, and this might be the difference in getting to work or getting your
bumper bashed in.

Tip # 7 (and probably the best), don't drive like a maniac speed demon. You
don't need to drive like the little old lady from Pasedena, but you don't
need to drive like Jimmy Johnson either. Roll on the gas and brake instead
of jab at the pedals. This will make your passengers more comfortable too.



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Old 27 Aug 2009, 11:16 pm
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"Elle" <honda.lioness@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Aug 27, 12:42 am, "Car Tips" <t...@tips4you.org> wrote:
> Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car
> If you are only stopping for a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then
> don't turn off your car because the amount of gas used to crank up is more
> than you would burn in that short period of time.


I do not think this is true, at least for Hondas. I believe I saw
reports last year, when gas was around $4 a gallon, of people stopping
their engines at stoplights lasting just a couple minutes, and it made
a big difference in gas savings. I have a friend who tried this and
saw a big increase in MPG.



<JS>
I'm not sure I agree with the idea of shutting the car off in traffic, but
shutting it off in the drive thru lane makes loads of sense.

</JS>




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Old 28 Aug 2009, 06:08 am
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Jeff Strickland wrote:
> "Elle" <honda.lioness@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:25564a29-e616-4249-9877-39554cd4b209@c29g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
> On Aug 27, 12:42 am, "Car Tips" <t...@tips4you.org> wrote:
>> Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car
>> If you are only stopping for a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then
>> don't turn off your car because the amount of gas used to crank up is more
>> than you would burn in that short period of time.

>
> I do not think this is true, at least for Hondas. I believe I saw
> reports last year, when gas was around $4 a gallon, of people stopping
> their engines at stoplights lasting just a couple minutes, and it made
> a big difference in gas savings. I have a friend who tried this and
> saw a big increase in MPG.
>
>
>
> <JS>
> I'm not sure I agree with the idea of shutting the car off in traffic, but
> shutting it off in the drive thru lane makes loads of sense.
>
> </JS>
>
>
>


Agree - shutting it car off in traffic could be a real safety issue.

From Transport Canada:
"AVOID UNNECESSARY IDLING: If you’re stopped for more than 60 seconds,
except while in traffic, turn off your engine. This has minimal impact on
the starter system, and idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than
it takes to restart your vehicle. Unnecessary idling for 10 minutes a day
uses about 5 percent more fuel over the year."

<http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/personal/driving/autosmart-tips.cfm>
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 06:52 am
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On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:13:17 -0400, "ah" <ahatnsdapdotcom> wrote:

>Tip #2: It's brakes, not breaks. Braking, not breaking.
>

Excellent

>"Car Tips" <tips@tips4you.org> wrote in message
>news:qPplm.152688$FP2.134936@newsfe05.iad...
>5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient
>
>With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways
>they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as
>possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full
>of gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save
>money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car
>more fuel efficient.
>
>Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but
>as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people
>crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you
>crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely
>necessary.
>
>Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more
>often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that
>slow down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding
>the break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great
>tip you should follow.
>
>Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for
>more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency
>at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.
>
>Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for
>a brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because
>the amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short
>period of time.
>
>Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think
>of their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are
>properly inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient,
>saving you money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure on a
>regular basis.
>
>While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the
>next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is
>helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your
>car really is more fuel efficient.
>
>http://www.tips4you.org/car/


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Old 28 Aug 2009, 07:31 am
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On Aug 27, 8:44*am, Elle <honda.lion...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 27, 12:42*am, "Car Tips" <t...@tips4you.org> wrote:
>
> > Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car
> > If you are only stopping for a brief moment or less than 5 minutes thendon't turn off your car because the amount of gas used to crank up is morethan you would burn in that short period of time.

>
> I do not think this is true, at least for Hondas. I believe I saw
> reports last year, when gas was around $4 a gallon, of people stopping
> their engines at stoplights lasting just a couple minutes, and it made
> a big difference in gas savings. I have a friend who tried this and
> saw a big increase in MPG.


It takes very little energy to start an engine. And the energy comes
from electricity from the battery, rather than directly from gasoline
(of course, the engine recharges the battery with the alternator). It
takes a lot less energy to turn an engine for 1 sec than 30 sec. If
one does this at every stoplight, though, the gasoline savings may
justify the cost of a new starter, however.

Jeff
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