Phone: 313-6720 Murray, UT 84107 788 East Woodoak Lane Health Division of Environmental Fuel Economy Division of Environmental Reduces Health Pollution All of us need extra cash and savings during these times of economic difficulty. It makes sense to seek every opportunity to keep a little more money in our bank accounts. Each of us can save hundreds by following all or some of the basic guide- lines outlined in this brochure. . Improving fuel economy not Our driving behavior affects only saves you money, it is also our pocket book as well as great for personal health and the the environment. environment. By improving fuel economy less gas is burned to travel the same distance. Conse- quently fewer pollutants are re- leased into the atmosphere. . Fuel Economy Saves Money and the Environment "To promote and protect community and environmental health ." We can do our part to protect earth’s resources. Mission Statement: Salt Lake Valley Health Department Maintain Your Car to Maintain of us must admit that we are that driver. Your Cash Carelessness or recklessness isn’t just a Fixing a car that is out of tune can improve gas mile- safety hazard, it also wastes money. Save Money age anywhere from 4 to 40 percent. It is important to have vehicles that fail emissions, or would fail emis- Aggressive drivers are constantly stomp- While You Drive sions, properly tuned. If the oxygen sensor is broken you can get nearly one and a half times the gas mile- ing on the gas or slamming on the brakes. The rapid starting and stopping burns fuel quicker than maintaining a constant age. Savings from this act alone can be as high as speed. $600 per year. How would you Driving the speed limit on the highway like to save an ex- Replacing a dirty air filter not only improves gas mile- also saves fuel. Every 5 mph someone tra $200 this year? age, it prevents impurities from damaging your engine. drives over 60 mph adds 10 cents per How about $600? Keeping a clean air filter can improve fuel economy by gallon when they fill up. This doesn’t You may be able 10%. sound like much but over the course of to save that much The tires we drive on can influence fuel efficiency. the year this can save about $100. cash by improving Every 1 PSI drop in all four of your tires decreases Another way to save some money is by Proper vehicle main- your gas mileage. fuel economy by .4 percent. This doesn’t sound like utilizing cruise control. Maintaining a tenance saves in the much of a problem but a small reduction in tire pres- long run. If you only drive constant speed helps burn fuel more effi- sure, plus tuning problems, and a dirty air filter really ciently. one vehicle that adds up. gets 16 miles per gallon and improve Many of us spend a considerable amount your gas mileage by 25% a savings of of time waiting in drive through lines. up to $600 is possible each year. You Sensible Driving Saves An idling engine is getting awful gas mile- can imagine the potential savings if We’ve age. By going inside to place our orders your family drives two or more vehi- all we can save gas money and reduce pollu- cles. been tion. on the A 25% increase in gas mileage may road sound high, but is quite possible if ve- with a hicle maintenance has been ignored or crazy if you drive aggressively. This bro- or chure highlights several ways that an reck- Divi sion of Envi ronmental Health individual can improve fuel economy less anywhere from 1% up to 40%. driver. Some 788 East Woodoak Lane Murray, UT 84107 Aggressive driving or road rage decreases fuel econ- Phone: 313-6720 omy.