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Did you know that your vehicle can burn more gas when you are idling? This happens when you are waiting for the light, waiting in line for fast food drive-thru, or waiting to pick someone up. Turn your vehicle off if you are stopped for more than a minute. The amount of gas needed to start your vehicle is less than leaving it sit idle. You should also avoid warming your car on cold days, as it is a less efficient way to get it warmed up. Does Idling Your Car Hurt Gas Mileage?

 Should I let my car warm up each morning?

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