Time to rethink idling

You idle at the drive-thru at the fast food restaurant. You idle at the drive-thru at the bank. You idle while stuck in traffic. You idle at the car wash, in your driveway, and idle while stopped for trains.

But did you know that you can save gas, money and C02 emissions if you turn off your car?

* 10 seconds of idling wastes more fuel than restarting
* Turning your car off is better for your engine than idling
* Even in cold weather an engine only needs 30 seconds to warm up.
* 2 minutes of idling is equal to 1 mile of driving
* 3.8 million gallons of fuel is wasted every day in the U.S. by idling. That is equal to 200,000 barrels of foreign fuel imports each day, costing Americans $13,444,400 each day!

Time to rethink idling? Are you willing to take the pledge?

Jan

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