Your vehicle: adopt these two habits to save money this winter
(NC)—Two habits to adopt this winter are to maintain proper tire inflation and reduce idling at start-up.
Operating a vehicle with tires under-inflated by just 56 kPa (eight pounds per square inch) can reduce the life of the tires by more than 10,000 km and increase fuel consumption by up to four percent.
A vehicle left idling for 10 minutes burns about a quarter to half a litre of fuel, resulting in emissions of about 600 to 1,200 grams of CO2 depending on the vehicle and exact conditions while. Source: Natural Resources Canada office of energy efficiency for vehicles. www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.
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