So you gave yourself some extra time to think over your New Year’s resolution, or maybe you tried one goal and decided it wasn’t for you. Have you considered aiming to be a “greener” driver? Be more eco-friendly on the go with these green driving tips. As an added bonus, you’ll also get better gas mileage out of your vehicle.
One of the most damaging ways cars can impact the environment is the oil industry. We’re supposed to change our oil every three to five months, and when you add together all the cars in the U.S., that’s a lot of oil that needs to be drilled out of the heart of the earth. Synthetic oil eliminated this hazard, and even lets our cars go longer between oil changes, which means less oil use in the long run all across the world.
Clean Out Your Car
Did you know that having a lot of junk in your car burns more fuel? If there’s a lot of weight in your trunk, it takes more engine effort to get up to and maintain speed, which means more gas is needed.
Replace Your Air Filter
Most people don’t think of their car’s air filter as being especially important, but if it’s clogged, it can negatively impact fuel economy by up to 10%.
To learn more about how to drive efficiently —or to test drive one of our fuel-efficient hybrids or EVs, pay us a visit today at McKaig Chevrolet Buick GMC to fufill your New Year’s Resolution.