It’s hard not to be cynical about better car mileage tips from a major oil company.
But Chevron has a series of TV commercials that offer some good tips, in a cute talking-car animation form. Plus, these tips are going to be seen by a lot of people–I just saw it during Olympics coverage–so the exposure of these ideas will be high.
You can see the videos from their site:
- Slow Down
- Jackrabbit Starts (don’t be a lead-foot!)
- Trip Planning (plan your trip so you get multiple errands done on one trip)
- Car Pooling (duh!)
- Air Conditioning (they say turn off the AC, but rolling down the windows may not necessarily be better, depending on driving speed)
- Tune ups
- Check Your Tires (keep your tires inflated to the correct pressure)
- Empty Your Trunk
- Reduce the Revs
- Avoid the Idle