15 ways to drive lean and clean

64440H1. Accelerate gently

2. Maintain a steady speed

3. Anticipate traffic

4. Coast to decelerate

5. Avoid high speeds

6. Drive less often

7. Plan ahead

8. Combine trips

9. Track fuel consumption

10. Purchase a fuel efficient vehicle that suits your daily needs

11. Avoid unnecessary idling

12. Check tire pressure once a month

13. Remove roof racks not in use

14. Avoid carrying unnecessary weight

15. Use a fuel consumption display

By changing your driving behaviour to one with fuel efficiency in mind, you could save up to $500 a year in fuel costs and prevent more than 1,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide from needlessly entering the atmosphere.

Source:  Natural Resources Canada, Lean and Clean: Best Practices for Fuel-Efficient Driving, www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.

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