Gas Prices and Your Car’s MPG – Why is Fuel Economy Important?

This week I have focused on gas prices and fuel economy…but why is this so important? According to there are four main reasons why fuel economy is so important:
1. Increased fuel economy can save you money. Calculate your annual fuel costs and savings HERE.
2. Increased fuel economy reduces our dependence on imported oil. Did you know that only 42% of the oil we use is from domestic resources? Click HERE for more information.
3. Increased fuel economy reduces climate change. Did you know that the average vehicle emits around 6 to 9 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) each year? Click HERE for more info.
4. Increased fuel economy helps promote energy sustainability. Sustainability can be achieved through the use of renewable resources, technological advancement, and conservation. Click HERE for more information.

What will you do to increase your fuel economy and decrease your carbon footprint?

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Michael Gray

Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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