Top 5 Green Driving Tips

Automotive Blog

Each day the public is introduced to new and innovative ways to become more green or earth-friendly. Driving a vehicle can damage the environment, so, obviously it is one of the biggest concerns of environmentalists. It should also be a concern for the average consumer. There are, however tips everyone can use to increase their level of green driving.

Easy Does It

It is always a good practice not to drive above the speed limit for safety reasons; however did you know that not driving over the speed limit can also help the environment? It's true! Reducing your speed by even a small amount can significantly improve your ability to be a green driver by lowering the amount of emissions in the air.

Carpooling Anyone? 

Carpooling or sharing a ride with someone such as a neighbor or coworker can be a terrific way to lower the negative impact on the environment. Think about it! How many times a week do you drive round trip to your job? How many miles? The time, money, and damage to the environment can really add up on a weekly and even daily basis.

Check with a neighbor who might be driving toward or near your workplace and trade off driving week to week. Maybe a coworker lives on his or her way to work each day. You never know unless you ask! You could really save money and lessen your carbon footprint.

Maintain Tires

Keeping your tires appropriately inflated at all times is a must for all automobiles to be energy efficient. Unsure how much air to put into your tires? Remember not all tires have the same requirements, so it is important to check the manufacturer's manual, or you can usually find this information on the inside of the door of the vehicle. Be sure that they are properly aligned and balanced as well. 

Switch to Overdrive

Are you driving at consistent speeds? According to switching to overdrive gear requires fewer rotations per minute. This is a great way to help your vehicle be fuel efficient and lessen the wear and tear on your engine.

Idle Not!

Turning a vehicle off has, in the recent past, been taboo and consumers were instead taught to idle the vehicle instead. However, if you are going to be parked for more than 30 seconds, turn the vehicle off. It burns less fuel, especially if you drive a larger car or truck.

Protecting the environment is on everyone's minds these days. Green living doesn't only pertain to your home. Quite the contrary, it also includes your method of travel. Do everything you can to reduce your driving carbon footprint.


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