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Reduce car idling

If you’re not driving, turn your car off! Contrary to popular belief, even in winter, idling your car is unnecessary and wasteful. According to wheels.ca, “with newer cars, the only reason to let the car idle is to get the oil circulating, but after 30 seconds that’s taken care of. Idle any longer than that, and you’re just wasting fuel and adding to greenhouse gases.” In fact, idling your car can waste up to ¼ to 4/10ths of a liter of gas every 10 minutes. If all Canadians reduced their idling by just 3 minutes a day, it would be the equivalent to taking 320,000 vehicles off the road for the entire year since every liter of gasoline that is burned produces about 2.3 kilograms (kg) of carbon dioxide(CO2). That’s a lot of oil and greenhouse gas emissions we could save by simply turning the car off when not in drive. Learn more why you should not idle your car: Should you warm up your car before driving it This is why people still think they should idle their cars in winter Myth Busted: Idling Wastes Fuel Idling - Frequently Asked Questions 20 ways to improve your car's fuel efficiency

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Reduce car idling

If you’re not driving, turn your car off! Contrary to popular belief, even in winter, idling your car is unnecessary and wasteful. According to wheels.ca, “with newer cars, the only reason to let the car idle is to get the oil circulating, but after 30 seconds that’s taken care of. Idle any longer than that, and you’re just wasting fuel and adding to greenhouse gases.” In fact, idling your car can waste up to ¼ to 4/10ths of a liter of gas every 10 minutes. If all Canadians reduced their idling by just 3 minutes a day, it would be the equivalent to taking 320,000 vehicles off the road for the entire year since every liter of gasoline that is burned produces about 2.3 kilograms (kg) of carbon dioxide(CO2). That’s a lot of oil and greenhouse gas emissions we could save by simply turning the car off when not in drive. Learn more why you should not idle your car: Should you warm up your car before driving it This is why people still think they should idle their cars in winter Myth Busted: Idling Wastes Fuel Idling - Frequently Asked Questions 20 ways to improve your car's fuel efficiency