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July 30th, 2008

Gas Saving Tips: Which Ones Work?



Ever since gas prices began to climb, countless reports appeared everywhere instructing drivers on how to save on gas. Edmunds.com tested many of these “tips” on the open road. Some of their results might surprise you:

Test #4 — A/C On, Windows Up vs. A/C Off, Windows Down

Result: Nice in theory; not true in practice

Cold Hard Facts: No measurable difference (unless you open the sunroof, too!)

Recommendation: Please, make yourself comfortable.

Air Conditioner: Read the entire test

Test #6 Avoid Excessive Idling

Result: More important than we assumed

Cold Hard Facts: Avoiding excessive idling can save up to 19 percent

Recommendation: Stopping longer than a minute? Shut ‘er down.

Excessive idling: Read the entire test

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