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Idling vs. Stopping & Starting: Fuel Usage

I stumbled across this video the other day and I was amazed that it only takes 7 seconds for your engine to consume as much fuel as it takes to start the car. In city traffic, these start/stop systems save at least 4% of your fuel and up to 8%, which is a huge amount for such a simple change.

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