Did you know that you can also help the environment while you are driving your car? Here are some green driving tips to help you do your part in protecting the environment.
Carpool with colleagues.
- The best way to reduce the carbon footprint is to share transportation. In this way, the number of cars on the road will reduce. Not only will it decrease carbon emissions but also it will reduce the wear and tear on your car.
Turn off your air conditioner when you can.
Take out the junk in your trunk.
- Clean out your car so you drive with a lighter load. Eliminating weight increases your car’s fuel efficiency.
Maintain proper tire alignment and pressure levels.
- You could be burning a lot of excess fuel if tires are not maintained. Check the tire pressure at least once every week or two. Take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a wheel alignment.
Drive at the speed limit.
- According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by roughly 15% to 30% at highway speeds and 10% to 40% in stop-and-go traffic.