Do you ever stop to think about how much waiting we do while “running” around town. If you’re ready to make your errands more environmentally friendly, then don’t be idle. Idle engines are the Devil’s playthings.
An idle engine gets zero miles per gallon. In fact, letting your engine idle for more than ten seconds is worse than just shutting it off and restarting — it uses more gas and lets loose more harmful pollution.
Idle opportunities can sneak into your driving routine if you’re not careful. So be vigilant. Avoid drive-thrus, opting instead to park the car and walk inside. When you’re waiting on a passenger, pull to the curb and turn the car off. And, if you’re listening to a radio show and can’t tear yourself away, it’s ok…. just turn the car off while you listen.
Want to make your around-town trips even greener still? Then try this. Once you park the car stay stopped. Park once and walk from store to store, you’ll save even more gas and go a little more green.