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Busy Moms: How to Save Gas and Time

When you think about how to save gas, you will come to realize that fuel-efficient vehicles save not only money but also time. During each trip to the gas station, drivers spend about five minutes filling up their tank in addition to the time spent driving to the gas station. Think of all the other things you could be doing if you were able to save more gas and did not have to fuel up so frequently. If you are a busy mom juggling the demands of a career and family—including meetings, deadlines, carpool duty, play dates, and extracurricular activities—you know all too well that every minute counts. Save gas and time through improved efficiency.

 

Buick's eAssist lends itself to busy moms on the go. This fuel-conserving technology is the ultimate answer to the question of "how to save gas." It switches the engine off and on again whenever the driver's foot leaves the brake pedal. Using a compact electric motor and an advanced lithium-ion battery in combination with the vehicle's engine, eAssist also acquires and stores energy in the battery while the driver coasts or brakes. Later, when it's needed, the stored energy powers the electric motor, increasing the horsepower and torque of the engine.

 

The eAssist feature means saving gas, resulting in excellent fuel economy. That's a lot of time (and money) not spent at the pump. What will you do with all the time that is freed up by fewer trips to the gas station? Though it may not sound like much, five minutes here and there can really make a difference.

Here are five things that busy moms can do with the time saved by driving a fuel-efficient, gas-saving vehicle:

Bond with the kids.

Read a book together, dance to a song, or teach your 5-year-old how to tie his shoes. Simply listen and be present when your child talks about his day.

Tame that to-do list.

Take a few minutes to cross one of those nagging items off the list. Send an email, make an appointment, return a phone call, or sort through your mail.

Get organized.

Clutter is an ongoing battle. Spend five minutes organizing your purse or purging junk mail, and the fight will feel more manageable.

Manage your money.

Pay a bill or set up automatic payments, look over your credit card statement, shred old bank documents, check your credit score, or balance your checkbook.

Enjoy "me" time.

A little down time can do wonders for stress relief. Savor a cup of coffee or tea, listen to your favorite song, read a magazine article, or simply close your eyes, quiet your thoughts, and breathe deeply.

With Buick's fuel-conserving eAssist technology, you'll spend less time thinking about how to save gas and more time on tasks that really matter to busy moms.