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Do You Know How To Drive “Eco?”

It is estimated that if you practiced eco-driving you could save $200-$400 dollars a year!

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Are you an eco-driver?

Many of us try to limit driving because it impacts the environment. But, did you know that changing the way you drive could improve your mileage an average of 5-15 percent or as much as 20-25 percent!

What Is Eco-Driving?

Eco-drivers are more calm on the road. They let their cars coast more and do not quickly step on the accelerator or brake.

It is estimated that if you practiced eco-driving you could save $200-$400 dollars a year!

How Do I Change My Driving?

Here are some helpful tips to help you eco-drive!

  • Limit how much you drive
  • Avoid rapid starts and stops
  • Remember, you do not have to let your car “warm up.” Modern cars are able to handle temperature changes.
  • Use air conditioning at higher speeds
  • Use cruise control for long journeys
  • Avoid idling
  • Get an automated toll pass so you don’t have to sit in traffic
  • Keep your car happy and healthy

Changing just some of your driving habits can help save you money!

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Margaret Aprison

Margaret is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology. The daughter of two scientists, Margaret has been surrounded by the subject her entire life. She enjoys social media, writing, television, and, of course, science!

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