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Avoid Fast Getaways at the Stoplight

Aug 17, 2007
Sometimes when we are in a hurry we push on the accelerator very fast to move ahead of others. Met with accidents and pushing the other vehicles; these are some of the things that happen when running fast from the stoplight. Cold winters could play very crucial role on how you maintain your car and cut the cists of your gas. Keeping the car idle for sometime before driving could costs you more on the fuel consumption.

Your car is for you to travel and not for storing thing that you sometimes might not be aware of. Drive you car as light as possible. This can do a lot of goods to your car.

Accelerate slowly when the light turns green. The faster that you accelerate the more gas that you are going to consume.

Make sure you start at the stoplight slow and steady so that you conserve as much fuel as possible while you are going from a stopped position into a driving mode.

It may be tempting for younger people to accelerate and race away from the stoplight. Don't fall into this trap and you can save up to 20 percent in fuel costs just by being a safe driver.

Try to avoid letting your car idle, even on those cold mornings when you try to heat up the car before driving to work. Studies show that there is no need to let your car idle for more than 30 seconds even in cold weather and that idling will reduce your fuel consumption.

New cars are specifically designed for you to be able to start and drive away immediately without any idle time. Make sure that you get up early enough to scrape the snow and ice off your car in the winter months. There is no need to start your car while you are cleaning off your windows. Finish cleaning off your windows and then start your car when you are ready to leave.

If you are not specifically hauling around some heavy material make sure that you remove it from your car. This means not using your car as a storage box for unwanted items that you don't know where to put. The more weight that you carry in your car, other than passengers, the more fuel that you are going to consume as you drive. Studies show that it's more fuel efficient to turn off your car than it is to let it idle for much longer than about 45 seconds.

If you are in a long line up at the ferry, waiting for someone outside the store, or waiting for an accident up ahead to clear you can turn off your car engine and save yourself some money and fuel.

Plan your trips so that you can avoid those long idle moments that will waste your gas and add dollars onto the price of a gallon. It only takes a second to start your car again if you have turned it off while waiting in a traffic jam that doesn't seem to be moving.

When you first get into your hot vehicle try to drive with the windows open to let out the hot air and let in a fresh breeze.

If this fails to lower the temperature in your car you can put on the air conditioning. The air conditioner will work more efficiently and faster if you open up the windows first.

If you need to use the air conditioning in your car you should keep in mind that your fuel economy will be reduced by 10 to 20 percent.

One of the ways to use your air conditioner is to use it for minimal amounts of times. Keep the windows closed when you are using the air conditioning.

Once the car has reached a cooler temperature you can turn off the air conditioning but it is important to note that you should still keep the windows closed since opening them will only allow in the hot air once again.

So better be safe than sorry and drive slow and steadily when starting from stoplight. This can save you both unnecessary accidents and 20 percentage or more on your fuel costs. Drive safely and reach your destiny safely.

So next time you clean your car in the winter and start the engine before driving make sure you follow this small instruction to avoid any kind of problems that could arise.

Traveling on your car should be smooth and light. So check out whether you have nay unnecessary heavy things inside your car other than the passengers to avoid high fuel consumptions and even an engine break down.

Another way of saving your fuel and money on your car is to avoid the traffic snarls and always turn off your car when it is not moving or stuck in some roadblocks.
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Mitch Johnson is a regular writer for http://www.atv-parts-n-accessories.com/ , http://www.carpartsmadeez.info/ , http://www.goodcarparts.info/
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