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Eco-Friendly Driver - How to Become One

Created: 21/08/2018

What exactly does being eco-friendly refer to in general? It means that you should not create harm to the environment along with helping to prevent any harm from occurring. It can be something as simple as separating things you throw in the trash and recycling what you can or turning lights off when you leave the room. It can also apply in the type of driver you are. To be an eco-friendly driver, here are some of the ways in which you can do this.

  • Regular maintenance on your vehicle—you should have a routine maintenance check at least once a year. This is done so the mechanic can check your vehicle over from one end to the other to make sure it is in good running condition. They will look at your car visually and check some of the major components like you fluids, suspension, and brake lines.
  • Have the right tire pressure—the right tire pressure will help make your ride safer and give you better fuel efficiency. When it is inflated correctly, it will make better contact with the road. It will also help ensure that your tires last longer so this will help to cut back on how much money you spend on tires
  • High quality oil—make sure that when you have add some oil or change it that you use the correct viscosity grade because cheap oil can cause your engine to knock and may cause more damage in the long run.
  • Drive at a comfortable speed—yes, you drive fast you will get there sooner but it can also reduce your fuel economy. Drive at the posted speed limit and you can increase your fuel economy.
  • Plan your trips—this can include around the town trips or a long vacation. Planning your trip can help you save on your fuel costs and the wear and tear on your car. If you are making a trip to town plan your stops and do as many as you have time for so you are not constantly making several times a day to town. On long trips see if there is more than one-way to get them and choose the best route.
  • Check your carbon emissions on your car—no matter if you own a new or older car you should have the carbon emissions test done at least once a year, This is the test that can show if you are having trouble with your engine’s combustion such as having a part or parts that need to be replaced or repaired.  
  • Clean air filters—the car’s air filters should be checked to make sure that they are not clogged with dust and dirt. If they are, replace them. This can help to improve the fuel efficiency and help to prevent your engine from having possible damage.

If it is possible, you should carpool because this can save on the wear and tear of your car and help to save money on the amount of fuel you use.