How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency in Cold Weather

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If you live in the Northeast and survived the #Blizzard2015 – a.k.a. #Juno – beginning of this week, I hope you weren’t too inconvenienced by the storm. And even though it’s cold outside, I hope you don’t idle your car to warm up before starting your trip.

Did you know that idling your car is not energy efficient? Sounds like a no-brainer but there are, still, people who ‘warm up’ their cars so I wanted to share these facts and tips with you.

According to Moms Clean Air Force,

A short-trip driving for a conventional gasoline car’s gas mileage is about 12% lower at 20°F than it would be at 77°F, and hybrids’ fuel efficiency can drop about 31% to 34% under the same conditions?

So if you think you are not getting as high gas mileage in the winter and spending more money on fuel, you are not imagining it.

Read more on How to Improve Fuel Efficiency in Cold Weather 

And here are 5 + reasons (and infographic) why you should not idle your car.

Image Credit: Moms Clean Air Force

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