Gas usage while idling


#1

While sitting in a non-moving line (such as a bank or railroad crossing or gas station), is it better to turn off the engine or leave it running? Say you are in a non-moving line for 30 seconds, or 2 minutes, etc.


#2

Constantly shutting off and restaring an engine results in shorter starter/battery life. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the few cents of gas burned while idling over the early replacement of the components.

Tester


#3

Leaving the engine running while refueling is a dangerous habit.