A regularly serviced car with clean and well-oiled engine improves the mileage of the vehicle. Thus, the engine needs to be tuned regularly along with an oil change. Tyre pressure should be checked and maintained so as to reduce unnecessary pressure on the engine.
Stay within speed limits
Rapid changes in speed, sudden brakes and changing direction, is a dangerous and an expensive driving habit. Apart from increasing the chances of a serious accident, it also puts pressure on the engine, reducing mileage and increasing pollution. Breathe deeply while you let your engine idle so as to calm your nerves and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. This helps you focus and keep your mind alert.
Keeping your vehicle clean
Regularly washing your car helps keep dirt and dust out of your engine, thus reducing oil consumption and prolonging the life of the engine.
Also, try to avoid carrying around unnecessary luggage in your car as this increases the load on your engine, reducing mileage and increasing pollution caused by the vehicle.
These simple tips can go a long way in helping reduce your carbon footprint. And if you really feel like helping out, following these pointers wouldnâ€™t be hard.