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Vehicle Idling Reduction
Are you wondering how to reduce vehicle idling at your school, business, or city to improve health and save money?  
Visit the Idle Free Linn website to learn how you can protect your health AND save money.
Click here to view and download a variety of resources including: sample letters, sample policies, and fact sheets. 

Myths and Facts  
Modern engines never "need" to idle.  There are many myths about engine idling. 

Myth: Idling is good for your engine.
Too much idling can damage your vehicle.  Engines don't operate at peak temperatures when they are idling so fuel is only partially burned.  This leads to fuel residue buildup, which hurts engine parts and reduces gas mileage. 

Click here to read more myths and facts about engine idling.