Reduce Gas Emissions From Your Vehicle
More fuel-efficient-cars would be on the road following some simple steps. Improve-driving-methods as well as another approach to reducing gas emissions and save money on gas too.
Everything we do has a direct bearing on the type of carbon footprint we make and our mode of travel is no exception.
Getting from one place to another and how we get there can really leave an effect on the environment.
Did you know for example that 1000 pounds of greenhouse gas yearly could be saved if people shaved 20 miles per week from their driving activity?
How you make use of any vehicle, not just cars, has alot to do with how much carbon dioxide is produced and sent daily into the atmosphere.
The use of oil in the form of gas in the US alone is mainly
centred around transportation, and accounts for over 65% in that category.
This is a substantial figure, and so wise choices should be made towards minimizing your own personal impact when you drive.
There are a number of general things individuals can decide to do to make fuel-efficient-cars from their every-day driving routines overall.
Those, along with regularly scheduled maintenance dates will reduce your footprint, increase-gas-mileage and save money too.
Schedule and Plan Your Route
Plan your day when you have MORE to do, not less.
Try to do the errands all at once. This will avoid heavy traffic-times and construction areas that will slow you down, and cause you to be caught idling and burning and wasting fuel, not to mention produce unnecessary emissions.
You actually use more fuel idling, than what it takes
to restart your car engine.
Frequent short trips on a cold engine uses more fuel, than the same distance covered from a warm engine. Actual fuel-efficient-cars suddenly aren't so efficient anymore when operated this
Start Your Vehicle with Power Units Off
If your wipers, radio, and air-conditioning are on it's quite a load on the engine. You will save gas by making sure they aren't on when starting.
Remove Excess Weight From Your Vehicle
Fuel costs can increase by 2% just by having 100 extra pounds in your vehicle.
Roof racks and carriers are great for storing additional luggage etc. when travelling, but if you can avoid it put your items inside the car or trunk.
These things plus bug-screens and push-bars create wind resistance and this also causes wasting of fuel and cutting down of mileage.
Keep An Eye On Your Tires
Properly inflated tires could save over 600 million litres of gas yearly nationwide if everyone took tire-pressure seriously.
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Don't Be A Leadfoot
Stick with the speed limit and save 15% of your fuel.
Fuel efficiency decreases at 90 km. per hour. It is best between 60 and 70. Continuously speeding up and hitting the breakes hard wastes alot of gas. This will affect city and highway driving negatively in terms of drivers believing they have fuel-efficient-cars. It depends how you drive your vehicle to truly see savings.
When approaching stop signs and lights, coast!
Use your cruise-control on the highway. Keep your speed
consistent and save gas.
Save fuel and your engine by using the overdrive gear at high speed to reduce the stress on your engine for an automatic transmission.
Gently shift with a manual transmission, but shift quickly to ensure saving fuel in higher gears.
Can your vehicle actually run on regular unleaded gas?
Premium unleaded contains cleaning agents that may not be necessary, as long as you are sticking to regular seasonal tune-ups and maintenance.
We all want as many truly fuel-efficient-cars on the road as possible, and drivers making the best decisions they can to contribute to reducing emissions.
There are other factors you can consider a little more closely.
Would your employer allow you to work one day from home
Could you use public transportation to get to work daily?
Could you be part of a carpool?
Could you walk to work or ride a bike, weather permitting of course?
All of these choices will save on vehicle maintenance over the long run.
Is the second vehicle you own an absolute necessity? Is there any possible way your family can make it workable to just own one car?
Just things to think about.
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