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Chair’s message SuMMEr 2018 Volume 44, number 2 Editor-in-Chief Kellie Davenport CAA Saskatchewan Editor Christine niemczyk Associate Editor Craig Moy Art Director Gary Davidson Associate Art Director Dan Parsons How smarter driving habits can improve your summer road trips Travelling by car or RV are popular modes of summer transportation, as families visit friends, explore the outdoors or head to the cottage. At CAA Saskatchewan, we’re always looking for ways to help Members lower driving costs, while keeping the environment a little more green along the way. The number one way to ensure your vehicle operates at its most eco-friendly capacity? Follow the man- ufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Start by checking your tires. Look for signs of uneven wear and leaks; measure the pressure according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Check fluid levels, including engine oil and coolant, and power-steering and transmission fluids; top up as needed. Don’t forget to look for fluid leaks around the car and under the engine. And keep an eye on your brakes: You can increase fuel economy by fixing any brake issues. Consider combining trips—plan all your stops in one trip. A vehicle is more fuel-efficient when it’s warmed up, so several short trips with a cold engine can use twice as much gas as one longer trip. Accelerate gently and don’t idle. Frequent jackrabbit starts and hard braking reduce travel time by only four percent, but increase fuel consumption by 39 percent. And idling burns one to two litres of gas per hour, while restart- ing your car only uses about 10 seconds worth of fuel. Turn off your vehicle when parked or waiting. An average mid-size vehicle costs about $0.51 per kilometre in fuel. So try carpooling: It will help you share gas costs, while reducing traffic congestion and your environmental impact. Wherever the road takes you this season, we hope you enjoy the ride and travel safe! Learn more at ecodriving. Suzanne Young, J.D., ICD.D Chair, Caa Saskatchewan Board of Directors Tragedy in our community In April, the Humboldt community suffered a tragic loss on a Saskatchewan roadway. To the survivors, loved ones of those lost, and everyone affected, CAA Saskatchewan extends our deepest sympathies. To the individuals and organizations who continue to offer support, we express our sincere gratitude. Our hearts are with the Humboldt community and families of those impacted during this time of healing. 4 Summer 2018 caa SaSkatchewan Advertising Account Managers robert Zyluk, andy robinson, nadine Benoit, Publisher Douglas Kelly Production Director Maria Mendes Production Manager Judy Strader Production Coordinator Colleen Gilroy Prepress Coordinator alexandra Irving St. Joseph Media Chairman Tony Gagliano President Douglas Kelly General Manager and Vice President, Finance richard Wong Vice President, Strategic Development Duncan Clark Vice President, Marketing and Production Darlene Storey Vice President, Research Clarence Poirier Editorial Director, Special Projects Maryam Sanati advertising in CAA Saskatchewan Magazine does not indicate an endorsement by Caa Saskatchewan. ® Caa, Caa Plus, away From Home, Caa Plus rV and approved auto repair Services are trademarks owned by, and their use granted by, the Canadian automobile association. ® aaa, CampBook, Show your Card & Save, TourBook and TripTik are trademarks owned by, and their use granted by, the american automobile association. Subscription rates: Canada $14.95 per year, plus applicable taxes; outside Canada $20.95 per year, no tax. rates quoted are for non-members only. Publications Mail Product Sales agreement #42494512. CAA Saskatchewan Magazine is published four times per year by St. Joseph Media Inc., 111 Queen Street East, Suite 320, Toronto, On M5C 1S2, on behalf of Caa Saskatchewan. © 2018. all rights reserved. no part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form without the consent of Caa Saskatchewan. Printed in Canada by St. Joseph Printing. Drive Green and Save Money Advertising Director Brian French