As awareness to protecting the environment grows you too may be feeling you want to reduce the impact you're responsible for by making sure your car is as environmentally friendly as it could be. In this blog post we bring you some pointers on how you can make your car "greener".
Never Try To Save On Maintenance
A well maintained vehicle is inevitable much more environmentally friendly than a poorly maintained one. You should always get regular tune-ups, oils changes, filter replacing, tires changes etc. on time and as instructed by the manufacturer. This way you'll reduce gas emissions to a min as well as keep fuel consumption low (which will also make your car more cost effective for you).
Train Yourself To Drive Economically
The way you drive has a great impact on fuel consumption and mechanical wear out. If you can train yourself to drive smart you will reduce gas emissions, burn less fuel and need less work done on your car. Avoid constant accelerating and decelerating, try to drive at constant economical speeds. Most cars display fuel consumption data, use such displays to ensure your driving is as echo friendly as it can be.
Avoid using Your Car Unnecessarily
Using your car only when you really need to is a great way to lower your impact on the environment. Just think twice before you get behind the wheel and start the engine. You may decide to walk, ride your bike or use some form of public transport. Car pooling with coworkers is also a great way to save on millage.
Fuel and Emission Systems
Probably the two systems in your car which most influence how "green" it is are the fuel system and the emission system. An efficient, properly maintained fuel system will feed the engine with just the right amount of gas and air mixture, this, along with good spark plugs and a tuned up engine will allow the engine to supply the power you need while burning the least amount of gas possible.
Once the gas is burnt in the engine the emission system is responsible for controlling what and how is released into the atmosphere.
In summation, if you want a car that's as echo friendly as it can be keep it well maintained, use it only when you really need to and drive it in a responsible, economical way.