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Are you doing anything different to use less gas/fuel?

JoeMoma

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I've noticed that some people shut their engine off while waiting at red lights. Not something I plan on doing because I doubt it would save enough to be worth it and because I don't want to decrease the life of my starter. I would hate to have starter problems while sitting at a traffic light that has just turned green.

I have not really changed my driving habits yet, but if gas prices keep going up I may have to plan my driving better to reduce the number of trips.
 

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Aside from driving less? Nope. I still run the AC full blast when I'm waiting for my wife to get done shopping.
 

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No but I cancelled my solar install on my greenhouse because I'm spending so much for fuel....
And I'm going to wait until biden is gone and the economy gets better before I remodel my shop... and buy that hot tub....
 

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I travel less, and when I do, I go shorter distances. I also cut back on spending elsewhere.
 

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I used to have a PT Cruiser that got around 20 mpg. Just a few months ago, I bought a Honda Civic that gets 30 to 35 mpg (and yes, that is actual mileage, been checking it out ever since I got it. It's a used car and I wanted to make sure it works as well as I had hoped it would, and it does.) I haven't changed my driving habits all that much, but I did get a different car that gets 15 mpg better than what I had.
 

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Drive a mile to work,,,,,,with high mileage car.......its not gas I have to worry about.
 

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I've noticed that some people shut their engine off while waiting at red lights. Not something I plan on doing because I doubt it would save enough to be worth it and because I don't want to decrease the life of my starter. I would hate to have starter problems while sitting at a traffic light that has just turned green.

I have not really changed my driving habits yet, but if gas prices keep going up I may have to plan my driving better to reduce the number of trips.
I shut the engine off if I have to wait for a long train. Lots of trains in my neck of the woods.
 

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I've noticed that some people shut their engine off while waiting at red lights. Not something I plan on doing because I doubt it would save enough to be worth it and because I don't want to decrease the life of my starter. I would hate to have starter problems while sitting at a traffic light that has just turned green.

I have not really changed my driving habits yet, bNut if gas prices keep going up I may have to plan my driving better to reduce the number of trips.
I've seen two people in the last week stalled on busy roads filling their gas tank. Not good.
 

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I've noticed that some people shut their engine off while waiting at red lights. Not something I plan on doing because I doubt it would save enough to be worth it and because I don't want to decrease the life of my starter. I would hate to have starter problems while sitting at a traffic light that has just turned green.

I have not really changed my driving habits yet, but if gas prices keep going up I may have to plan my driving better to reduce the number of trips.
A lot of new vehicles do that automatically to save fuel.
As you release brake the engine restarts.
Personally I think it's stupid and another potential failure point.
 
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A lot of new vehicles do that automatically to save fuel.
As you release brake the engine restarts.
Personally I think it's stupid and another potential failure point.
Didn't know that. My vehicles are old.
 

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Nope.

In fact, sometimes I let my favorite sit in the driveway and idle with the hood up, just because I like the way it sounds.
 

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I've noticed that some people shut their engine off while waiting at red lights. Not something I plan on doing because I doubt it would save enough to be worth it and because I don't want to decrease the life of my starter. I would hate to have starter problems while sitting at a traffic light that has just turned green.

I have not really changed my driving habits yet, but if gas prices keep going up I may have to plan my driving better to reduce the number of trips.



only on commute days...

 

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I've noticed that some people shut their engine off while waiting at red lights. Not something I plan on doing because I doubt it would save enough to be worth it and because I don't want to decrease the life of my starter. I would hate to have starter problems while sitting at a traffic light that has just turned green.

I have not really changed my driving habits yet, but if gas prices keep going up I may have to plan my driving better to reduce the number of trips.

My newest car has the "shut off the engine when stopped" built in. Unless it is really hot or cold I let it happen.

We have not changed anything at all, so far it has not really impacted us
 

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