Going green is not a new concept. But going green in your car can be a little more difficult. If you don’t drive a hybrid what can you do to reduce the environmental impact that your car makes?
One of the easiest things you can do is buy new tires. Sure more fuel efficient, eco-friendly tires are not going to be the cheapest in the store, but in the long run they help the environment and your wallet because you will not need to fill up as often. The tires that are coming out now made of things like orange oil are lighter overall, which give you much better gas mileage than a traditional tire.
Another thing you can do is to replace your air filter. A clogged air filter can burn up your fuel efficiency.
Try not to speed. For every five miles per hour you go over 60, you are in turn lowering your gas mileage.
Keep your tires in tip top shape. Check your air pressure often because over and under inflated tires can be both dangerous and quite inefficient.
Get your tires rotated. If you tires are rotated regularly about every 6,000 miles or so they will wear out evenly and give you much better gas mileage.
It’s amazing that something as simple as maintaining your tires can be so much better for your wallet and the environment.