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If your vehicle has it, use overdrive gear at cruising speeds. When driving a manual transmission, shift up as soon as possible. Running in a higher gear decreases the rpm and will decrease fuel use and engine wear.  [6]

Source: [6] Green Book Online [10th annual "Greenest Cars"]

Easy Scale: star rating ease of implementation [9]
(1-10 scale, 1 = Difficult and costly, 10 = simple and no cost or little effort)

Impact Scale: star rating impact of action [1]
(1-5 scale, 1 = Minor but worthwhile, 5 = Strong impact on environment)

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