Gas Saving

Winter Gas Saving Tips

I just wrapped up interviews for the book with the Toronto Star’s moneyville.ca and the CAA Magazine. Their articles were all about “Winter Driving Tips” to save gas. There’s a ton of them that I shared, but one of the most important related to your car’s front windshield “defroster”. This system uses the air conditioner to clear your windshield of ice and frost. All very good and safe, but you must remember to turn it off as soon as the job is done. Many people drive around with this turned on for the ENTIRE Winter! So their car is working 20% harder to power the air con which powers the defroster. What an unnecessary waste of fuel.…

Saving Gas is Catching On

On my way to a Television interview for the book today. I saw a very slow car in the right hand lane on the highway. I always drive in the right lane and stay below 100 to save gas, but this person was doing 90 km/h. It seemed really slow! I caught up to them, and saw a handmade sign on the back of their car that said “Sorry! Driving slower to save gas”. What a great idea! I passed them and gave them the thumbs up. Glad to see that this fuel-saving movement is really catching on…