Don’t be idle. Idling your car longer than 17 seconds, that’s seconds, starts creating a negative mpg. I see people idling their cars for 5, 10 even 15 minutes at my daughters preschool on beautiful days. Even though I don’t idle even on severe weather days (cold or hot), I certainly understand why people do. But unless you REALLY feel you need to idle, don’t do it. The emissions and cost of wasting gas aren’t worth it. The air and your pocketbook will thank you.
Entry for July 30, 2008 July 30, 2008