Tip of the Week – Park Your Car In The Shade

When it is hot outside try to park your vehicle in a shady spot. This will help you save on fuel in 2 different ways.

The first is the obvious of keeping your vehicle cooler, which means you’ll run your air conditioner less, resulting in a substantial savings. The second is that it helps decrease the amount of fuel lost to evaporation. That’s because gasoline evaporates rapidly, even escapes from a closed tank, plus the whole process is sped up by high temperatures.

So on those hot hot summer days…seek out that shady spot in the parking lot & you’ll save!

3 Comments on “Tip of the Week – Park Your Car In The Shade”

  • Green Blogger June 27th, 2009 5:18 am

    Wow! Well this is the most innovative green idea I found this week and why on earth don’t I realize about that? Good posting you have here ^^

  • Issac Morgan July 28th, 2009 11:00 am

    The small things such as using AC less in your car and parking car in the shade will make a big difference on our environment. By applying these minor adjustments, less CO2 will be emitted into the atmosphere and less air pollution from the harmful gas. This is a great post!

  • Robert Weaver August 5th, 2009 8:15 pm

    Worse idea ever. Unless the shaded spot is the closest spot you would use more gas driving around looking for a shaded spot than you would lose in having to run the AC less. Also unless your fuel system has a leak you lose no fuel due to evaporation. Where does it evaporate too? Does a can of soda evaporate when you leave it in the sun and it hasn’t been opened? Plus if you are getting in your car and driving around for a short amount of time in Texas the AC never leaves MAX no matter where you parked. Good try though.

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