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Tip of the Month August 2010

It’s August and Summer is coming to a close…..There is still time for a weekend getaway or a quick trip to the coast! As we plan our last summer road trip, I thought I would share some of our gas saving tips!   NO you don’t have to navigate with left turns to save gas……

Mind your maintenance. A well-tuned car burns less gasoline, so get your oil and air filters changed regularly.

* Not sure if your filter needs changing? Take it out and hold it up. If you can’t see any light coming through, it’s too dirty.

* Check your tire pressure monthly (you’ll get the most consistent results by using your own gauge when the car is cold). Americans driving on under-inflated tires waste 4 million gallons of gas each day and reduce their tires’ lifespans.

* Oil-change shops urge us to change the oil in our vehicles every 3,000 miles, but most cars nowadays don’t need oil changes that often. In fact, most manufacturers say you can go 7,000 miles without a problem. Change less often and it really can save your engine and the planet – not to mention your wallet.

Clear the clutter. Every 100 pounds you carry inside your car lowers its fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. So if you don’t need it, don’t have it in your trunk.

Mind your Manners. Fast, aggressive driving is a big fuel waster. Try to maintain a constant speed – most cars reach peak efficiency while cruising between 55 and 60 miles per hour – and avoid rapid acceleration and braking, which can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40 percent (and make everyone else on the road hate you).

Keep your cool. Need relief from the heat? Use the air conditioner if you’re going faster than 40 miles per hour, since a lot of engine power at high speeds goes to reducing drag. When you’re cruising around town, it’s more efficient to roll down your windows.

Think different. Could some of your short trips be made on public transportation or by walking or riding a bike? Combining trips helps, as does carpooling with friends. Courtesy of SierraClub.org

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May’s Tip of the Month.

Get In Sync with Nature & Tune into You:

Take time to stop and smell the roses take a deep and reflective breath and breath in life!  Modern living involves high levels of sensory input-much of it meaningless  Our senses should bring us to life.

Click to see our Tips to a more relaxed you!

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Tip of the Month~EASY GREEN GARDEN TIPS~

With the weather warming up it’s the perfect time to get outside and start cleaning up the garden, planting and enjoying the sunshine. Here are some helpful and fun tips to get you and your family off the couch and out the door!

Happy Spring~~

https://weartheearth.wordpress.com/eco-tips-for-2009/

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