Many people each year make New Years resolutions, most of which are never kept beyond the couple of months of the new year, but when a driving resolution there is always a possibility that these will be kept going, due the nature of the resolutions.
Here are some great starters for you:
I. Call ahead. A large chunk of the population hates surprise visitors anyway, but calling ahead offers another advantage. You know if someone’s going to be home, or if a store is going to be open. If you’re thinking of dropping a fair wad of change, there’s really no problem in asking if they have a particular item.
II. Combine your trips. This one can take some planning, but usually not much. In fact, over at CleanMPG.com they’ve got some excellent tips – like going to the furthest place first. This is especially important in colder seasons when your car becomes more efficient as it warms up.
III. Reserve cruise control for flat surfaces. Cruise can really help you save gas when you’re driving … on FLAT ground. Hills are another matter entirely. Instead of using cruise control in hilly areas, turn it off, slowly speed up to a reasonable amount until you’re just at the dip and then hold that pedal position with your foot. Just don’t get rear-ended.
IV. Keep an eye on your tire pressure. We all know how even a small drop can impact our mpg, and with the new systems in cars (and the inexpensive caps you can put on older models) it’s an easy way to keep your car in good shape.
V. Check out public transportation. I know every area doesn’t have the best public transit, but at least check out your options. Once you have the tools, it’s easier to use them.
That’s it, what more can you do? Well lots actually, as this is just a start!
Source [Eco Friendly Driver]