Tips for greener driving
Learn how green many cars actually are (or can be).
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 22:30
People are constantly on the run from home to the office, or to the market, or to school ... the list goes on. Professionals, homemakers and parents are concerned with the chief idea of getting to work on time, or picking up dinner, or dropping off the children before work. These constant work-runs, market-runs, and school-runs can really increase the gasoline bill in the household.
With gasoline prices hitting exorbitant rates, these simple tips can help minimize gas consumption and a little road rage.
- Combine activities into one trip. On the way home from work, pick up the kids and bring them to market all in one trip. An excellent family activity and way to improve fuel economy.
- Eliminate left turns. Left turns require the most gasoline. UPS eliminated many left turns in their fuel economy efficiency program. By planning car trips with this idea in mind, this will reduce road rage and wasted gas via idling.
- Check tire pressure once a month. Over-inflated and especially under-inflated tires will reduce fuel economy by quite a lot. Stop throwing away cash and keep the tire pressure at the recommended level.
- Stop speeding and drive safely. Swimming in and out of traffic to shave only one or two minutes is a burden on the tank. Drive carefully and below the speed limit.
When gas is expensive, it is necessary cut down the gas bill. Others believe the best way to chisel down on gas is to upgrade to a new model. Newer cars do have better fuel economy but the grass is always greener on the other side. Following these simple tips and others will cut the gas bill by half and make the world a greener place to live.