(NC)—Just as weight loss experts recommend keeping track of everything you eat in order to lose weight, driving experts recommend tracking your fuel consumption to cut costs and reduce harmful emissions.
One way of monitoring your fuel consumption is to use a fuel consumption display. Now standard in many vehicles, these displays give you immediate and average fuel consumption readings. Some systems let you know when you are accelerating too hard or are driving too aggressively.
Many drivers report consuming 15 per cent less fuel by acting on the feedback the systems provide.
You can also log on to the Natural Resources Canada website at www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca and check out the Track Your Fuel Consumption calculator.