VideoJug presents these tips for a greener way to run your car, whilst actually driving it. From the fuel to the type of car you buy, this Video has everything to help you truly drive green and do your bit to slow the global warming process.
Step 1: FILL UP SMART
What you put in your tank and how you do so matters.
It takes more fossil fuels for oil companies to make higher octane fuels. And since most fuels today have an ethanol blend,you can stick with the lower grade fuels to keep the environment – and your car – happy.
And don't make special trips just to gas up. Do it on your way home! One less Saturday errand and less gas consumed.
Step 2: AMERICAN IDLE
Don't just sit there with the engine running; you're choking the planet! Idling a car for only 20 seconds burns more gas and emits more CO2 than simply turning it off and starting it up again when you are actually ready to drive!
And, if you are stuck at a light, a RR crossing or in that lovely traffic, shift to neutral – over the course of a year you would be amazed at how much less CO2 will be emitted on your watch!
Step 3: DON'T BE A LEAD FOOT
When you are hitting the gas and on the move, ease up lead foot!
First, don't take the term “Nascar Mom” literally. Slow down. Driving more than 55mph reduces your fuel efficiency by almost 15%.
Second, when you are at a light don't gun your engine. You may think you're looking cool but really you're just the fool wasting gas and poisoning the air.
Finally, save your drag racing fantasies for another day! Don't jack rabbit start or jump off the line when you get the green. Head out nice and easy and reduce your gas consumption. Your RPM's are a good indication of how smart you are driving.Red-lining your car is anything but “green” for the environment.
Step 4: BUY A GREEN MACHINE
Maybe it's time to buy a green car. These days, more and more carmakers sell hybrid vehicles, using gas and electricity… and now they even make ones that run on ethanol and natural gas! These cars could save you up to $300 every year!
So, drive smart! Take your time, slow down and stop to smell the roses before global warming makes those roses harder and harder to find.
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