Ways to Save the Planet While Driving
Although its best to walk, ride a bike or use mass-transit whenever possible, when you do need to drive, here are some tips to reduce the amount of pollution and fossil fuels your car uses. There are 6 eco-friendly choices you can make in this category.
|Keep your wheels properly aligned to save your tires. (It's safer too.) Tires that wear unevenly don't last as long.|
|Check your tires once a month - you can help save up to save 2M gal fuel per day!|
|When your car is running more efficiently, it will produce less exhaust. It's also better for your car, which can save you money in the long run!|
|Don't keep your car weighed down with lots of stuff you don't need. Bring heavy items into the house when you don't need to travel with then. A lighter vehicle means better fuel efficiency!|
|Speeding and slamming on the brakes wastes fuel and increases pollution - not to mention your blood pressure!|
|A smaller engine will result in greater fuel efficiency and less air pollution. Try to avoid add-ons that add weight and/or drag, and avoid using 4-wheel drive unless absolutely necessary. 4-wheel drive reduces fuel efficiency.|