It’s Good Going Green
With gas prices going up and up, it seems like you need to be a lucky lottery winner to keep up with the rising costs.
- Avoid unnecessary driving by planning your trips wisely and not stopping for unnecessary thing.
- Why not carpool to work.
- Clean out your vehicle’s trunk and flat bed. Removing an extra 100 pounds of clutter can improve your gas mileage by several percentage points.
- A well maintained vehicle runs smooth and more cleanly.
- Ensure proper tire maintenance, tread and inflation.
- Tighten the gas cap after every fill-up. A loose, cracked or missing gas cap can emit harmful emissions and reduce gas mileage.
- Limit idling. Idling for more than 10 second uses more gas and causes more pollution than simply parking your vehicle and turning it on again when you are about to leave.
- Select the most efficient vehicle for your lifestyle. If you don’t need a gas guzzling SUV on a day-to-day basis consider buying a smaller vehicle.
- Get your annual or biannual emission test. It’s a great way to catch hidden problems that may be contributing to environmental pollutions.
- A check engine light that is on, should be taken seriously. Do not drive very long if this light comes on, without stopping into a service station.