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7 Habits of Highly Efficient Drivers

A BCAA survey shows that British Columbians have a higher tolerance to gas prices compared to the rest of Canada, but with prices soaring again, you may be wondering if there is anything you can to save?

  1. Service your car regularly and keep your tires properly inflated.
  2. Avoid aggressive driving. Punching the pedal can increase your fuel consumption by up to 37% and won’t necessarily get you there faster.
  3. Don’t idle for more than 60 seconds. That’s the point when shutting off and re-starting the engine actually consumes less fuel than keeping your vehicle running while in park.
  4. Lighten the load and make your car more aerodynamic. Remove excess weight and roof racks when you’re not using them.
  5. Plan your trips. Avoid high traffic areas and rush hours. Consolidate errands into one trip or combine them with your daily commute.
  6. Use gas rewards programs. Learn more about the BCAA Rewards program with Petro-Canada™.
  7. If you change your main mode of transportation to cycling or public transit, use Evo Car Share only for the times you need to drive. Pay only for what you use and Evo covers the rest. Evo’s per minute rate includes gas, insurance, parking and unlimited kilometres.

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